Some of our favourite trails not far from LIV communities
Winter has come early this year, which may be unwelcome news if you’re less-than fond of the cold. But you don’t need to be some rugged outdoorsman to enjoy the snowy splendour of southwestern Ontario.
There are wonderful hikes just a stone’s throw away from our communities. Here are a few of them.
Spencer Gorge Wilderness
20 minutes from Treescapes, Ancaster
Waterfalls aren’t just summer attractions. Spencer Gorge Conservation area is the site of Tews Falls, a 41-metre ribbon waterfall that looks spectacular in the winter. Dundas Peak also offers a view of the wintry gorge below. But bring some change. Due to growing popularity there’s now a $5 entry fee per person and a $10 parking fee.
The Cayuga Winter Hike
7 minutes from Scenic Ridge, Paris
The Cayuga Winter Hike is a guided tour that starts in Paris, Ontario. For $25 they’ll take you on a three-hour trek through forests and open savannahs, off the beaten path while they educate you on animal tracks and habitats. You may even see a bald eagle. Dress warmly.
Vansittart Woods Trail
22 minutes from Nature’s Grand, Brantford
Take a drive west towards Woodstock and you’ll find the Vansittart Woods Trail, a 5km loop through the hardwood and pine forests. It’s a draw for local cross country skiers.