I haven’t hit the keyboard for this blog in a while. I’ve been going through some major transitions and craved time to process it all. I found a lot of healing along the way by visiting nature, like I often do. So, I thought I’d share some of the magical trails I’ve explored to soothe my soul and feed my mind and body.
Here are my top 4 favourite spots to hike in Toronto – the place I call home and love so much.
1. Scarborough Bluffs
Soak up a fantastic view of Lake Ontario and visit pristine trails and and gardens along the 15 kilometre stretch of the Scarborough Bluffs. It looks like paradise, and rightly so– it really is. There’s almost a dozen parks along the east-end nature hub, one of the best being Bluffer’s Park. The not-so-hidden gem is live with some gorgeous trails, picnic spots, and lookouts for your frolicking pleasure. Need a Vitamin D boost? Plant yourself on any of the many beaches, below soaring meadows and walking paths.
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Location: 61 Under Cliff Dr, Scarborough, ON
2. Evergreen Brick Works
Take your everyday hike to another level when you visit Evergreen Brick Works- an eco-friendly hot spot in the heart of Toronto’s Don Valley. Hit the trail and then take a detour to the centre’s garden markets, or wet your whistle with a tasty bevy at Cafe Belong (onsite). Signup for a guided group walk to learn more about Evergreen’s ecology, architecture and hidden rivers. Getting to the green hub is made all that easier with a free shuttle bus Evergreen runs from Broadview Subway Station every weekday.
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Location: 550 Bayview Ave #300, Toronto, ON
3. High Park
Located in the heart of Bloor West, this majestic park spans 399 acres and is home to some of the most fantastic cherry blossoms arguably in the GTA. High Park is one of the most accessible trails in the city, with easy-to-follow hiking spots along the Spring Creek and West Ravine trails. Wildlife fan? You can expect to see plenty of it during your date with nature here. Over half of the park remains in a natural, wild and wonderful state.
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Location: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
4. West Humber Trail
The major river valley is a hiker’s haven – or biker’s delight – or walker’s world. You get the point: this trail accommodates pretty much any type of physical activity you’re little heart desires. There’s six kilometres of a mix of paved and hard-packed trails, offering variety both in challenge and landscape. Don’t worry about packing your hiking boots away come chilly season- this trail is accessible year- round.
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Location: Martin Grove Rd, Toronto, ON