Weekend Outdoor Inspiration February 4, 2021


Mountsberg North Trail Loop, Mountsberg Conservation Area, Milton ON
This trail is about 2km long and it’s mostly a flat gravel path, so it’s perfect for the littles. Short and easy. While you’re there you can check out the Raptors in their outdoor enclosures as well as horses, sheep, donkeys and goats all in outdoor enclosures. Reservations are required

Borer’s Falls Trail, Borer’s Falls Conservation Area, Hamilton ON
A 4.5km out and back trail, the beauty of out and back trails is you only have to go as far as you want (or as far as you think your kids can go) and you can turn around and head back. This one leads to a waterfall that once had a sawmill. You are high up on the escarpment so this trail has great views. This is part of the Bruce Trail so you can approach this trail from Valley Rd (just south of Patterson Rd) or from Sydenham lookout (Sydenham Rd and Romar Dr) Hamilton.


Snowshoeing at Kelso – hours have been extended on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to 7pm
Kelso has launched a new experience! Snowshoeing! You can rent them onsite with a reservation or bring your own, they’ve got campfires going and you get a complimentary hot drink

Winterlit- An illuminated walk in the woods
Mountsberg has illuminated 2 of their trails and you can can check it out daily from 5:30 to 10pm daily until February 15. Reservations required

City of Burlington
You can play disc golf at Tyandaga Golf Course, outdoor pickleball at the courts at Leighland & Optimist Park, artificial outdoor rinks, neighbourhood outdoor rinks, winter play equipment lending (snow shoes!) all for free Click here for more info
Don’t forget about the Outdoor Winter Play Challenge. Compete as a family and earn points for activities completed – all for free. It’s been extended to February 28, 2021
and the Story Walks have been extended through the winter months check locations here

City of Hamilton
The City of Hamilton is running the Frosty Fun Program.There’s Story Walks information and locations here
you can borrow snow shoes and nordic poles for free (reservation required) here
and outdoor skating here

Urban Forests

If you’re looking to stay in town, in Burlington you can find Crosstown Trail (North of the QEW, btw N Service and Berwick), Maple Trail (Maple Ave) and Palmer Trail (east of Centennial Dr). In Hamilton some options are the Albion Falls (Mountain Brow Blvd), Gage Park, and Bayfront Park.


I love the outdoors and I hike a lot. Sometimes I bring my kids. I love to inspire others to get outside and explore too! I post trail reviews, outdoor events and tips and tricks for getting out more. Join the chat on Facebook for even more inspiration.

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