Hello my loves, it’s been a hot moment.
How was your 2020? Not as planned, stressful, and frustrating? I don’t know where the year went!
But – instead of the negative, I am going to focus on the beautiful hikes I went on in 2020. There were many, many weekends spent out in nature and exploring the trails Ontario has to offer. Quick shout out to anyone who joined me on a hike this year, it’s my happy place!
For those who would like to #DiscoverON, here are some spots you should check out in 2021! They are in no means in any particular order.
Silver Creek Conservation
Halton Hills, ON
Silver Creek has become my go-to, there are many trails to explore within the conservation and is also beside county land that has additional trails to hike on. The trails are accessible year-round and are a moderate intensity that makes it feel like a workout!
Hardy Lake Provincial Park
Great place to travel to if you want to make a day trip – roughly a 2hr drive from the city. The views do not disappoint however! The trail leads you to “an island” within the park that is accessible by boardwalk. Very picturesque!
Smokey Hollow Falls
Smokey Hollow Falls was by far the coolest hike of 2020! Be warned, there’s limited parking; definitely a good idea to go early on a weekend or during the week. This was also the most intense hike – lots of steep cliffs and difficult terrain. I plan on going back in the summer to see it when it’s green!
Wellington County Forest
Definitely a hidden one! I’m not even sure if I would be able to find it again. Roughly 10 minutes away from Puslinch Tract, this forested trail is owned by the county. Lots of side trails that lead through donated land from a local farmer.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Who knew there were so many trails in Bronte! The only downside with this lovely provincial park is the fee, costs roughly $18 to park. However, you can spend a great deal of your day here hiking the many trails available. Low to moderate difficulty.