I’m a city girl. I grew up in two major cities, Manila and Toronto. I’ve spent a lot of time in these metropolitan cities. They are full of traffic and pollution. Its noisy here. So whenever I get the chance (and a car) I try to get far away and closer to nature. Not the type of nature you’ll find within the city. That’s called a park. The trees are carefully placed there to give you a false sense that you are “one with nature.” Its fake.
There are however some exception. Places that are somewhat untouched by man’s greedy hands. It is a natural reserve that is protected by the province, they are called Bruce Trails. Land surrounding the trails are privately owned but at least these places are quiet and far from the city noise. You’re at least surrounded by trees and the air is sincerely fresh.
Last year, I took my sister and cousin to one of the Bruce Trails in Caledon. There are two nice trails that is not too far away from my house. About 45 minute drive north and you can pretty much get away from all the craziness of the city. At Hockley Valley, its pretty much country.
Hiking takes less than 3 hours if you don’t stop for photos every 5 minutes (which I do admit, we did quite a lot). So if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature, I do encourage you to go here. It’s nice and calming.
I’m having a little bit of a hard time making this little girl smile on camera. She doesn’t have any shortage of smiles and laughter off it though.