Durham

Altona Forest and Lacey’s Pond

Nestled in the suburb of Altona in Pickering, Altona Forest is a special reserve of 102 acres of beautiful forest. Owned and managed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Altona Forest features 4.24 kilometres of trail made available to the public. When the Altona suburb was developing in the 1980’s, there were efforts to protect the section now known as Altona Forest. Also in the region, […]

Wilder Forest At Sunset

The Wilder Forest and Wildlife Preserve is a newer addition to the Durham trail system. The acreage for the public trail system was donated by the Wilder family in 2007. The terrain is hilly, with the trail weaving over and around hills. We visited in the winter with snow blanketing the ground, but the hills were not too difficult at all to maneuver. We parked at the […]

Birding And Wildlife at Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Living in Pickering, I used to travel 2 hours by public transit to Etobicoke to complete some post-graduate studies. There, I met a friendly classmate who was also from East of Toronto. We began discussing cool places to take photos and enjoy nature, and she had suggested that I visit Lynde Shores. The first time I visited was in May of 2019, and I could not believe […]

Dixie Cliffs – Pickering’s Hidden Gem

Located in Pickering, Dixie Cliffs offer gorgeous scenic views of the Seaton Hiking Trail and Duffin’s Creek. It’s an unofficial name for a cliff located near the corner of Concession Road 3 and Dixie Road. It is one of the locations I have spent so much time during my youth. It is a great place to meet up with friends, set up folding chairs, and spend hours […]

Scenic Lookout Views at Glen Major Forest & Walker Woods

Glen Major Forest and Walker Woods is an area managed by Toronto Conversation Authority, featuring over 3,700 acres and over 47 km of trails. There are multi-use trails for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding. The topography consists of a hilly landscape with open scenic lookout points, and large wooded regions. Located in Uxbridge, ON Glen Forest Trail is just shy of an hour drive from Toronto. There are […]

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