Join Date: Nov 2016
Interest: Hiking, camping, photography, reading
Is day hiking only available in the Parks in other areas? In Ontario, we have several other options. The Bruce Trail, Oak Ridges Trail, Ganaraska Trail, Trans Canada Trail (others, I'm sure) - all of these meet up with, and loop through, various Parks and Conservation Areas but tend to avoid the major picnic centers or kid zones, thus avoiding most people. They also have their own side trails and loop hikes that are much less frequented.
I am not crazy about meeting people on the trail, so I head out for early mornings, or midweek when my schedule allows it. The trails I mentioned above have organized Group Hikes that venture out on them often. I somehow always end up going the opposite direction of them on every trail I've passed them on fortunately, so it's a quick 'hello' and everyone is on their merry way. I also try to visit the larger, popular Parks during the winter months for less run ins. Most Parks by me are Provincial, so I don't foresee much of an increase in traffic for them with the Canada150 going on but who knows?