weekend outdoor inspiration april 30, 2021

It’s finally the weekend! That week felt really long and I can’t wait to get outside this weekend. Spoiler alert: this weekend it’s all about the spring wildflowers – I’m obsessed. Can’t help it, I love them 🙂 and the 2 hikes I’ve recommended are for amazing views and photo ops.

Make sure you scroll down to the events because there’s some cool stuff happening.


Trillium Trail, Bronte Creek Provincial Park
This is a short 1.6km loop trail. It’s a flat and wide, stroller friendly trail. I’m highlighting this one because it’s trillium season and it’s a beautiful trail when they’re all blooming! Park in parking lot F. Click here for more info

Robert Edmondson Conservation Area This trail is beautiful this time of year because the marsh area is covered in marigolds. It’s about 2.5km long. The trail is easy and features a reservoir, boardwalk, marsh area and forested area. No reservation required. Click here for more info


Conservation Halton, Virtual Frog Watcher’s Hike #2 – Saturday, May 1 at 2pm
From CH website “Our local frogs celebrate spring in one of nature’s most joyful choruses. Join Conservation Halton’s educators on a fun, virtual expedition to see and hear these slippery songsters. Meet the tiny but mighty spring peeper, the huge and powerful bullfrog, the bumpy and beautiful common toad (it’s really a type of frog, honest!), and other pond residents. Learn why they sing, and how to identify them by sight and sound. Hear fascinating stories about frogs, discover where to find them, and why they are so important to our environment. Finally, we’ll finish up the night with a few tips and tricks to help you and your little ones protect our froggy friends! Recommended for families and nature enthusiasts of all ages!” Click here to register

Hamilton Conservation Area, ECOCISE @ Home
From HCA page “Time to get out in nature, do something good for the environment and get some exercise while you’re at it! This month HCA will be holding an Ecocise @ Home event that is all about removing the invasive species Garlic Mustard from your property.
To participate for your chance to win a free Day Pass please submit your photos of your bagged garlic mustard by May 15th and email them to dgora@conservationhamilton.ca The lucky winner will be announced on May 21st. Happy picking!” Follow the event page for more info

Hammer City Nature Challenge
From April 30 to May 3, 2021, come on out and join the Hamilton community in capturing photos of the incredible local biodiversity in our city, via the iNaturalist app! For more information about this global event please visit the webpage No prior experience is needed to participate, and people of all capabilities and ages can participate. All you need is the iNaturalist app on a smartphone. The bioblitz style event is carried out between April 30 to May 3, 2021, and between May 4-9 all of the organisms’ identification are confirmed and uploaded. The project/bioblitz can be found on iNaturalist as The Hammer City Nature Challenge 2021

City of Burlington
The City of Burlington has launched a new Spring Challenge, called Spring Into Health. Two week challenges (designed to get families moving) for teams of 2 households to work together to win prizes. Challenges are issued every day, running in two week segments from March 14 to May 29. Check it out here

Royal Botanical Gardens
The RBG is a great Virtual At Home learning resource. Lots of virtual learning opportunities, print outs, activities and games you can do in your own backyard. Click here for more info

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