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With September upon us, the cooler weather is just around the corner and the days are getting shorter so it’s time to cash in on those long day trips before the sun starts to set earlier than 5pm! A message from Lauren looking for adventure lead to her, Stephanie and I heading towards a lesser […]

I've Been Bit - Optimist-ically Wandering Crooks' Hollow

Southern Ontario was finally graced with the beauty of some good weather and I took full advantage of it on Sunday, despite feeling under the weather. The best cure for mild nausea? Fresh air! We parked at the Crooks Hollow Conservation Area parking lot where it’s $2 per hour and set off along the Crooks Hollow Historical Trail… […]

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Anyone from the Niagara Region has probably heard of Woodend Conservation Area as it’s a popular destination for school field trips. The area was originally settled by United Empire Loyalist families (those who followed the Royal Standard and settled in Canada during the American Revolution) towards the end of the 1700s. In 1796 the land belonged to the Van […]

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It seems like every time I google ‘waterfalls near Niagara’ I find even more than I could ever imagine! We are very spoiled with the Escarpment and the Bruce Trail, which is only reinforced with every new hike I do. If you want to explore this hidden gem, head towards Lincoln on the QEW. Navigate to the Rockway […]

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In a quest to enjoy the stunning autumn colours as much as I can, I dragged Robin on another hike as we explored the Balls Falls conservation area. The area is fairly small but there’s lots to explore including two waterfalls, the remnants of an old woolen mill from the 1800s, and more! As we’ve found with many […]

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As October passes just as quickly as September did, I’m starting to really notice how much shorter the days are becoming. It feels like only 2 weeks ago we had daylight until 9pm! To take advantage of the daylight before the snow rolls in, I’ve been trying to get out and explore my own backyard as […]