Connect With Nature
Plan a day trip that fresh air fun seekers will love with any of the outdoor adventures below. Can't decide on just one? Supersize your day trip and introduce little feet to the fun of hiking with our Hit the Trails itinerary, or bring or rent a bike and explore the region’s smooth cruising cycling trails with our Pedal Through the Metal itinerary. View our complete collection of summer offers, or download a convenient printable version with 21 featured deals.
Pick your paddle
The Grand River's gentle currents make it a great choice for first-time paddlers. Area outfitters make it so easy to gear up and go. Take advantage of great summer offers on canoe, kayak, rafting and stand-up paddleboarding experiences.
Guided Bruce Trail Waterfall Walks feature waterfalls, scenic vistas, Carolinian forests and the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. You’ll see a total of 19 stunning waterfalls on the 25-kilometre, two-day hike and 28 waterfalls on the 45-kilometre, five-day hike while enjoying delicious meals and luxury hotel accommodation.
Check out 4 ways you can get to the top of the Niagara Escarpment.
Explore Canada’s largest botanical garden
Royal Botanical Gardens’ 27 kilometres of walking trails include over 20 lookouts, 7 boardwalks and 21 stream crossings.
Read a blogger’s account of her afternoon of blooms at Royal Botanical Gardens.
Hike Canada’s oldest and longest footpath
The Bruce Trail winds its way 890 kilometres along the Niagara Escarpment from its southern tip in Niagara all the way to Tobermory. Many Hamilton and Halton conservation areas offer access to the trail.
Find out about a new app for hiking on the Bruce Trail.
Explore one of Canada’s UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves
The Niagara Escarpment is a Canadian landmark 450 million years in the making. Explore this spectacular ridge of fossil-filled rock by foot or by bike at the region’s many conservation areas. In addition to 22 kilometres of marked trails for mountain biking, a new Mountain Bike Skills Zone at Kelso Conservation Area has recently opened that features wooden bridges, rollers, rocks and logs so riders of all ages can learn to properly tackle technical trail features.
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