When it comes to weather, Canadians experience it all; from sticky summers to heavy downpours and bitter snowstorms. As spring is around the corner, here’s a list of the top 10 places in and around Toronto with the most scenic views for the people out there who need a little adventure to emerge from the gloomy weather.
(P.S. Some of these are great locations for taking pictures if you have a winter wonderland-themed event too!)
Evergreen Brick Works:
Situated in the Don Valley ravine system, this location offers picturesque views and takes you away from the busy lifestyle of the city while offering a wide variety of activities.
Location: 550 Bayview Avenue.
Spencer Gorge Conservation Area:
Located just outside of Hamilton and popular for its scenic views, the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area exhibits the physical features which have made the Niagara Escarpment one of Ontario’s most spectacular geological formations.
This paramount natural area contains two comely waterfalls: Webster and Tew Falls. Tew falls which towers at 41 metres is only a few metres short of Niagara Falls. Both waterfalls offer splendid views of the gorge.
Location: Harvest Road, Dundas, ON.
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area:
Located outside of Milton, Rattlesnake point Conservation place is a natural eco-tourism enchantment spanning one hundred square km of breathtaking surroundings, inclusive of thousand-year-old cedars and over ten km of dramatic limestone cliffs. Winding forest trails, established rock-hiking routes and seasonal camping sites make Rattlesnake point a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts in southern Ontario.
Location: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON.
Rouge National Urban Park:
Whilst the thought of Toronto might not deliver to mind considerable green spaces, the natural world and winding trekking trails, that’s exactly what awaits at Rouge national city Park.
Canada’s first and only national urban park boasts over 79 square km of green area, making it a suitable metropolis retreat. Rouge is virtually 22 times larger than the Central Park in the New York metropolis and features a remarkable diversity in landscapes and activities.
Location: Zoo Road, Toronto.
Tree-covered streets, neighbourhood eats and youngster-friendly amusing make this pocket of the west a calming location to explore.
This area adjacent to the 400-acre High Park is a hive of activity 12 months-spherical. From cultural festivals to summertime activities by the lake, there’s a great deal to see and do at High Park.
Location: 1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
Guild Park and Gardens:
A hidden gem in the heart of Scarborough, the park was formerly the site of an artist colony and is outstanding for its collection of relics saved from the demolition of buildings arranged parallel to historic ruins.
Location: 201 Guildwood Pkwy, Scarborough.
Port Union Waterfront Park:
From steel bridges to scenic trails, this four-point accessible park gives you picturesque views from lookouts situated within that are to die for.
Location: 169 Chesterton Shores, Scarborough.
East Point Park Bird Sanctuary:
Placed in an already-populous and unexpectedly intensifying suburb in Canada’s biggest metropolis, East point Park bird Sanctuary is a uniquely treasured part of Toronto’s public realm: a surviving parcel of wooded area and meadowland on a bluff high above Lake Ontario. Although supposed for bird viewing, this location is highly scenic and is exquisite for photoshoots.
Location: West Hill, Scarborough.
Rosetta McClain Gardens:
Rosetta McClain Gardens is a jewel alongside the Scarborough Bluffs. The gardens have been converted into an area for all to experience, mainly the handicapped.
Once a 40 acre Rumph farm, overlooking Scarborough Bluffs, the Rosetta McClain garden was the property of Rosetta, daughter of Thomas McDonald West, proprietor and operator of J. & J. Taylor limited Toronto safe Works. many of the historic landscape upgrades enjoyed today had been initially undertaken by Rosetta’s husband, Robert Watson McClain, and her brother Joseph McDonald.
After Rosetta McClain’s demise in 1940, her husband offered their property to the City of Toronto as parkland in her memory in 1959. Combining land from J.M. and H.T. West properties, and W.N. West holdings, a 23-acre park was created. The park is maintained by the City of Toronto.
The antique McClain residence nevertheless stands, although in ruins, on the property. Efforts were made to hold the remnants by adding concrete alongside the top edge of some of the crumbling walls.
Location: 5 Glen Everest Road, Scarborough.
East Don Trail:
East Don Parkland path is an 11.1 kilometre fairly trafficked out and back path located close to Markham, Ontario, Canada that features a waterfall and is ideal for all skill tiers.
Individuals will experience a bountiful array of bridges, stunning surroundings, and endless viewpoints. This is a great path for hiking, running and cycling which takes approximately two hours to hike, however, plan on getting pleasantly distracted via the water and ducks.
Location: 1240 Sheppard Avenue, North York.
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