So you’ve checked into your hotel and explored the myriad delights of Toronto. But you’re ready for some down-time, you’re aching to get back to nature.
Head north – due north – to Albion Hills Conservation Area.
Kids tagging along? You’ll love the splash pad beside the river. Need to work out some kinks? Then stroll a trail.
If you want the thrills of mountain-biking and have brought your wheels you can pedal through the forest. They boast forty kilometres of bike paths.
Best news here is that nature shares herself with you no matter what the season.
Visit in the winter and watch locals tobogganing. Or slap on a pair of skis and hit one of the many groomed trails that criss-cross the valleys and meadows here (twenty kilometres from beginner to advanced). They offer both instruction and rentals.
And then, when you’re finished, partake of a Canadian tradition: gaze out at shimmering snowy fields while sipping a hot chocolate.