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    Simon Parham completed Pinhey Forest Trails

    28 days ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Pinhey Forest Trails

    28 days ago

    A nice forest but it may be a victim of its own success as we found there were a lot of people on the trail when we visited. Also, we could hear the sound of a sports event going on at the Nepean sportsplex nearby, which took a little of the forest magic away. Part of the trail also borders people's backyards, which again takes away from the magic. Very flat trail - great for strollers and people with disabilities.

    Simon Parham reviewed Sentier du Lièvre

    about 1 month ago

    A short little forest loop off the Rentiers des étangs. It’s nice for a stroll and to extend the main route a little longer but nothing particularly remarkable to write about. There were a few mushrooms when we went though, which are always fun to look at.

    Simon Parham updated Sentier du Lièvre

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Sentier du Vieux Verger

    about 1 month ago

    You have to walk a little bit on the Sentier principale to get to the sentier vieux verger (actually the walk to the vieux verger is just as nice (maybe nicer - except for the sound of the highway) than the main trail as you go over some wide boardwalks, which was fun for my daughter. The trail itself is all up or down a hill so watch out! We tried trail running here and it didn’t take too long for my daughter to get tired. The forest itself is pleasant enough - a mix of deciduous trees and then an old orchard, as the name suggests.
    I would say this trail is borderline 2 or 3 but all the helpful signage maybe tilts it to 3.

    Simon Parham updated Sentier du Vieux Verger

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Le sentier du Lièvre

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham updated Le sentier du Lièvre

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Le sentier des etangs

    about 1 month ago

    There is nothing mind blowing about this simple trail but I am impressed how the park created a couple of artificial ponds for wildlife and people to enjoy out of what I am guessing is nothing. So I’m giving 3 stars for ingenuity! There are a lot of people on this trail (or at least there was when we went - thanksgiving weekend) but I’m guessing there are less people at other times of the year.

    Simon Parham updated Le sentier des etangs

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham added etang and lievre

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham added vieux verger

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham added shoreline

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham completed Lakehead Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Bonnie's Pond Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Went with my 8-year old daughter and another family with a 6-year old. This was a very pretty trail that allowed the kids to explore and see the many mushrooms on the trail. There were a couple of quiet ponds and a nice mixture of hardwood and mixed forest. We were the only people on the trail, which made the walk very peaceful. Don't forget to take the slight detour to see the view on the lakshore trail!

    Simon Parham updated Bonnie's Pond Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Silent Lake Provincial Park Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    My family and I joined another family and did two parts of the trail at two different times of the day: between km 2-3 on the east shore and km 12-15 on the west side. 12-15 km is all forest. its a very nice hardwood forest - lots of ups and downs and roots, rocks and mushrooms - but no access to the water. I would rate that a 3 star. We only encountered two other groups, which was nice although we could hear the road occasionally (and hunting rifles?) which shattered the illusion. Km 2-3 are near the campgrounds and although we saw lots of people the trail was simply stunning. Lots of Canadian shield and places to sit by the water and enjoy the view. I would rate that side 5 stars. Average both sides together and you get my 4-star rating :)

    Simon Parham added Bonnie pond trail

    about 1 month ago

    Simon Parham reviewed shoreline trail

    2 months ago

    I walked this trail with my 8-year old daughter and a 6-year old friend. It was very easy for them and we were pleasantly surprised to see some wildlife: a toad, frogs, garter snake a woodpecker. It's very gentle. The start of the trail is the middle of a nice but not particularly memorable wood. After a few hundred metres you start walking along the rideau river with some occasional nice views. However, for much of the middle of the trail you walk very near a number of people's campsites which takes away from the feeling of being in nature. That's why I rate this trail as 2 starts. (Note to self: don't book campsites right next to this trail!)

    Simon Parham updated shoreline trail

    2 months ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Shoreline trail

    2 months ago

    Simon Parham updated Shoreline trail

    2 months ago

    Simon Parham added shoreline trail

    2 months ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Glen Stewart Park Trail

    5 months ago

    This trail is a true Toronto hidden gem. The trail follows a stream that is down a deep ravine which is sheltered from the nearby houses by a little wood consisting of many mature trees. The floor of the woods is covered in lush green plants. There were very few people on the trail when we went and even though the temperature was scorching outside the trees sheltered us from the heat early in the morning (10 am). Even though the trail is very short it is really an oasis in Toronto.

    Simon Parham completed Glen Stewart Park Trail

    5 months ago

    Simon Parham reviewed Luskville Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    A serious hike for the ottawa region. The nicest part of the hike is the first 2/3 when you are walking near the waterfall and scrambling up the rocks. However, you can continue on towards the fire tower. That's ok but a bit anti-climatic.

    A negative of the trail is that the signage towards the fire tower is a bit poor. You have to cross the stream and it isn't as obvious as it should be.

    Another negative is that we went on the Victoria Day weekend and it was crazy busy. I have never seen a trail this busy in Gatineau Park - and that includes the main trails in the park during the Thanskgiving weekend. The sheer volume of people takes one star away from the trail. Otherwise I would probably rank it 5 stars as it was quite varied and interesting.

    Simon Parham completed Luskville Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    Simon Parham reviewed 60 trail

    6 months ago