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Outdoor activities on Father’s Day Weekend

Father’s Day is fast approaching and the nice weather has finally arrived. I have many great memories of getting outdoors with my Dad for a hike. I have compiled several locations and outdoor activities on Father’s day weekend that are close to Toronto. This would be a great opportunity to get the family out for a few hours or for the day.

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Dad and I at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

 

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park has so much to offer, from hiking and biking trails and much more. The park is 684 hectares (1690 acres) in size. The park is divided by the Bronte Creek. The valley was carved by the water of melting glaciers approximately 14,000 years ago. Water rushed towards Lake Ontario and cut through the shale of what is now the park, leaving the large valley and creek. There are 10 kilometers of trails, a nature centre, children’s barn, 1.8 acre pool, turn-of-the-century farmhouse and 144 campsites.

http://www.brontecreek.org/

 

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Spruce Lane Farm
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Fields at Bronte Creek Provincial Park

 

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

I have been visiting Crawford Lake Conservation Area since I was 16 years old and have explored most of the property. With over 16 kilometers of hiking trails, great place to get outside. Don’t forget to check out the 15-century Iroquoian village that has been reconstructed and the lookouts on the Nassagaweya Canyon.

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Crawford Lake

 

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Entrance to Long house at Crawford Lake

 

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Lookout on the Stockade

Mountsberg Conservation Area

This is a great place to hike and check out the Raptor Centre. With 16 kilometers of hiking trails, visitors centre and Mountsberg Reservoir there is something to do for everyone. The Raptor Centre is home to many species of raptor such as bald eagle, owl, turkey vulture and hawks.

http://www.conservationhalton.ca/mountsberg

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Mountsberg Conservation Area – Raptor Centre

 

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Bald Eagle at the Raptor Centre – Mountsberg

 

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Owl at the Raptor Centre at Mountsberg

 

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Mountsberg Reservoir

Waterfalls in Hamilton-Burlington Ontario

In the Hamilton-Burlington area there are over 100 waterfalls that plunge over the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. I have visited many of the waterfalls and they are worth the visit.

www.waterfalls.hamilton.ca 

www.cityofwaterfalls.ca

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Albion Falls, Hamilton Ontario

 

 

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Frank Bourne

Frank Bourne

A Burlington boy with a love of the outdoors, camping and hitting the highways for road trips, Frank is a marketing and sales specialist who loves exploring and adventures on weekends with his wife Margaret.

His passion for outdoor living, survival skills, and good food means he’s always sharing tips on the best places to camp, roads to take in Ontario for breath-taking views, or interesting recipe ideas with locally grown foods.