Help Create a List of 150 Great Canadian Hikes with Urban Poling!

When I first heard about Urban Poling‘s contest to create a list of 150 Great Canadian Hikes, I immediately went back through some of my earlier blogs (here) and rhapsodised about all the amazing natural areas I’ve visited in Canada. Most of my hikes have been in Southwestern Ontario, which offers an incredibly rich and…

The Death of the Road Trip?

Last week I had the opportunity to drive to London, Ontario, and visit the hiking trails, restaurants, and cultural spots in the area (respectively –¬†Sifton Bog, Waldo’s on King, and the London Music Hall). I’ve been to London multiple times in the past to take in much of the same, with some variations, but the…

Backus Woods – Norfolk County

Although it’s literally – 25 degrees outside right now in Southern Ontario, fantasies of warm, balmy days out on the hiking trails are dancing through my head this evening. I have been particularly moved to a summery nostalgia while looking through pictures taken in Backus Woods – a significant natural ecosystem as well as a…