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…

Spooky Hollow Nature Sanctuary – Norfolk County

As many of my regular readers will have guessed, Norfolk County is one of my favorite places to hike – land of the declining tobacco industry, quaint port towns, and nature sanctuaries preserving rare or endangered species (Norfolk County, 2014). Though I love all of Ontario’s Southwest, Norfolk has a special place in my heart…

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…

Jackson-Gunn Old Growth Forest – Norfolk County, Ontario

In the depths of cold December weather, it’s always nice to start planning spring and summer hikes. If this is something you’re currently attempting, I would strongly recommend the Jackson-Gunn Old Growth Forest for its spectacular and sensitive beauty. Remember to reduce your impact while hiking in this area – respect what you’re stepping on…