I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: RBG, Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens

April showers bring May flowers… March showers do too. Unfortunately for me, my outdoor adventure to Hamilton was kyboshed by Mother Nature as rain clouds hung low in the sky. That didn’t stop me from visiting Ontario’s Royal Botanical Gardens, and it shouldn’t stop you! Spring is a great time to explore before the crowds of […]

I've Been Bit! - Hiking Hamilton :: Dundas Peak

Dundas Peak is a beautiful lookout spot nestled in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area. From here you can enjoy a gorgeous view overlooking the town of Dundas as well as a glimpse of Hamilton. The Bruce Trail runs through this area along with other side trails that connect to additional conservation areas including Crooks Hollow and Christie Lake. Waterfall lovers […]

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This weekend I set out to get some quality nature time, and what better place to head than to the city of waterfalls! The plan was to seek out Mineral Springs Falls, however the closest parking lot is at the Hamilton Conservation Authority… which much to my dismay was closed for a private event. This, along […]

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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UPDATE: November 14th, 2016 Unfortunately due to the influx of disrespect to the area, the Websters Falls Side Trail is no longer. The trail connecting Websters and Tews has be closed as the owners of the land have revoked access due to a number of incidents. You can still get around by taking the roads, […]

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This past Saturday marked the 2nd Real Canadian Craft Beer Festival at the Scotiabank Centre in Niagara Falls. Over 25 local breweries, cideries, restaurants and food trucks were represented as attendees gathered to enjoy some craft beers, delicious food, and great conversation. The festival also aimed to raise funds for BoxRun, an organization that raises charitable […]