Spring has finally begun to show itself after one long grueling winter. With the recent change in weather it’s hard not to think of getting outside and enjoying some much needed fresh air! To celebrate the change of seasons, we have compiled a list of the most stunning hikes with panoramic views in some of the areas we service.
(image from Narcity)
Located just east of the city along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, Scarborough Bluffs is a natural escarpment and one of Toronto’s most striking features. Known as Toronto’s tropical paradise, the bluffs offer panoramic views of Lake Ontario as well as some of the clearest water in Toronto. Formed by the natural processes of wind and water erosion from the lake, the park features 15km of bluffs that stretch from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto in the west, to East Point Park in the east. Enjoy the view from a top one of the many parks and gardens in the area, from Rosetta McClain Gardens to Bluffer’s Park, there’s something for everyone to see!
Prince Edward County
Little Bluff Conservation Area
(image from The Great Waterway)
Prince Edward County has always been known for their picturesque scenery and lakeside views of Lake Ontario. Located a top a 20-meter high limestone bluff, Little Bluffs Conservation Area offers 1.5km of hiking and biking trails across 70 acres of land. With panoramic views of Prince Edward Bay and a cobblestone beach below, it will be hard to believe you never left Ontario.
Olser Bluff Blue Mountain
(image from The Westin Trillium House)
Experience the highest point of the Bruce Trail at the beautiful Osler Bluff Lookout in Pretty River Valley Provincial Park. Located in the Blue Mountains, this 2.7km hike is well worth the time. At 540m above sea level this trail will loop you around to some of Southern Ontario’s most breathtaking views. Look to your east and you will see the Niagara escarpment, to your west you’ll find Collingwood’s rolling hills and in the distance the blue waters of Georgian Bay.
Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail
At 2.5km long, the Huckleberry Rock Lookout trail is located near Muskoka Lakes and offers one of the most scenic lookouts in Muskoka. The trail is relatively easy to climb and the view is oh so worth it. The trail looks out over the rivers and islands of Lake Muskoka and is said to offer one of the most stunning sunsets in all of Muskoka. In addition to the bird eye view, Huckleberry rock is home to some of the oldest rocks in the world, at well over a billion years old.
Irish Mountain Lookout
Located just outside of Meaford, enjoy panoramic views of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at Irish Mountain Lookout. A 32km trail will take you along the countryside through beautiful apple orchards and up to the peak of the lookout where you can see for miles where Georgian Bay meets the rolling countryside. With breathtaking views and lush surroundings, this lookout is one well worth the trip!