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    Suzanne Simon reviewed Bronte Creek Provincial Park

    about 3 years ago

    This park features several short hiking trails. You should note that there's tons of parking - one would suspect that on a Saturday afternoon in July the trails might end up looking more like a downtown street than a nature walk. This park is basically in Oakville and must be a real treasure for residence. There is loud road noise throughout the trails but it's quite lovely and features a working far with lots of opportunity for contact. This would be a great outing for those with little children.

    It should be noted that day use for one vehicle and it's occupants is $17

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Logging Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon completed Logging Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Bronte Creek Trillium Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Although Bronte Creek Provincial Park is definitely worth a look especially if you have small children, this trail has nothing to recommend it. It's short, not particularly interesting, and the noise from the QEW is loud and constant.

    Suzanne Simon completed Bronte Creek Trillium Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Bruce's Mill Conservation Area Trails

    about 3 years ago

    We came here a couple of times before when the sap was running and our kids were litel. They have a "sugar bush" where kids can see how sap used to be harvested and reduced to syrup and how it's done now. There's also an all day pancakes breakfast. But be forewarned. It's not cheap!

    On this mid-week Sept day we arrived to find no one on duty and a sign asking us to leave the $13 dollars admission for two people. We ended up having to drive 30 minutes out of our way to get cash/change. The trails themselves are short, not well marked and are always within ear shot of heavy traffic. All in all a real disappointment. I feel I am done with paying to enter the GTA conservation areas. They all seem to be expensive, not particularly interesting or challenging and they all seem to feature traffic noise. This wasn't worth the drive or the money.

    Suzanne Simon completed Bruce's Mill Conservation Loop

    about 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Spirit Rock Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Great trail that take you buy the remnants of a historic home and down a rock face via a spiral staircase. It's a bit of a climb back so not recommended for those with limited mobility. The short trails takes you down to the shores of Georgian Bay. Breathtaking.

    Suzanne Simon completed Spirit Rock Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Mast Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Great workout - very hilly. Not a very exciting trail as far as scenery goes, very average forest and occasional glimpses of the Rouge, it was super hot so there wasn't even many birds around. Free parking.

    Suzanne Simon completed Mast Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon saved Duffins Creek Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon saved David J Culham Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Lynde Shores Conservation Area

    over 3 years ago

    What a beautiful spot. Adjacent to the parking lot is a 500 metre circular trail that skirts a small pond and features tons of water fowl, chipmunks and very tame songbirds. This area is very crowded but almost no one seems to venture beyond this area. Trails of 2km or more take you through wetlands, meadows and down to Lake Ontario where you can stand on the beach and enjoy the sight of a large flock of white swans. Very easy walking and so much to see and enjoy!

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Hanlan's Point Trail

    over 3 years ago

    I love all the walking paths on the island. I love taking the ferry out across to the islands. Hanlan's would be the wildest part. Wards Island is where the islanders live and is well worth a walk - the garden's and houses are so cute. Centre Island is more touristy with Centreville amusement park and several restaurants. Hanlan's is still pretty wild and the water is so warm in the summer. Just be aware that there is a nude beach out there, if this offends you you should probably steer clear as most beach goers indulge in full nudity. Love this walk!

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Milne Dam Conservation Park Trail

    over 3 years ago

    If I could I'd give this one a zero. It's 4 bucks each to get in if you follow the directions but if you drive north of the park and park on a residential street there are plenty of access points that are not monitored at all.
    The vast majority of this "conservation" area is mowed grass - perfect for large groups holding family or company picnics. The "trail" is not marked at all so we ended up doing a circuit of the park on a gravel path, it was pretty boring. We then found the "trail" which consisted of a short (probably 200 ft) walk through the woods which lead us to a 2 block walk through a residential area and then another short grassy walk to the lake. You can hear the heavy traffic from the 407 everywhere you go. The lake is beautiful and you' d swear you were in cottage country except for the loud traffic noise. This was a total waste of time.

    Suzanne Simon completed Milne Dam Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon reviewed East Point Park Trail

    over 3 years ago

    A lovely, easy short trail through a bird sanctuary - truly the country in the city. This trail features art installations and stunning views. Just make sure you wear good shoes - we wore closed toed walking sandals and there were thousands of biting ants on the trail, which cut down just a little on our enjoyment of it. This was wonderful, easily accessible and well worth short drive out to the east end.

    Suzanne Simon completed East Point Park Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Highland Creek Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Did about 1/2 of this trail for a quick walk yesterday. An amazing wilderness in the city. On the way back we sung by and skirted the tennis courts they have built on the U of T campus for the PanAm games. Amazing thick of growth forest and wetlands on one side, Highland Creek on the other - it's a great choice for a trail without leaving the city. Parking is right along Old Kingston Road - you can't miss it.

    Suzanne Simon completed Highland Creek Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon reviewed Secord Forest Oak Ridges Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Looked like a lovely trail, took some photos at the beginning which I've uploaded here but the mosquitos were unbelievable. We're talking clouds of them. Will try again. Lovely spot, sad little pet cemetary.

    Suzanne Simon completed Hanlan's Point Beach Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon completed Silver Birch Loop Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon saved Dundas Valley Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Suzanne Simon saved Seaton Hiking Trail

    over 3 years ago