Here is the Weekend Outdoor Inspiration!
Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve, Puslinch ON
Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve is a lesser known natural area near Puslinch. It is an old quarry that has been rehabilitated. It has a great trail system that’s perfect for families with a boardwalk that goes through a rare type of wetland (which you can learn about when you’re there from the interpretive panels). I’ts mostly flat so a great winter hike. It’s just off of Hwy 6 at Gore Rd and Concession 7.
Bruce Trail, Fishers Pond, Burlington ON Fishers Pond section of the Bruce Trail is one of my kids favourite hikes, they always love climbing the trees in this section plus there’s an amazing view of Burlington. For a shorter hike (smaller kids) park on Highview Dr (off Brant St, north of Hwy 5), entrance to the trail is on Springer Cres. For a longer hike (10+kms) there’s roadside parking on the west side of Guelph Line just north of Hwy 5
Winterlit- An illuminated walk in the woods – this is the last weekend! Ends February 21.
Mountsberg has illuminated 2 of their trails and you can can check it out daily from 5:30 to 10pm daily until February 21. Reservations required Click here
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
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) click here and outdoor skating (my favourite) click here
If you’re looking to stay in town, in Hamilton some options are the Chippewa Trail (starts at Dartnall & Stone Church and goes all the way through to Caledonia), Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area (Scenic Dr), or Albion Falls (Mountain Brow Blvd)In Burlington you can find forests at City View Park, Orchard Woodlot & Nautical Park.