Now that spring has finally arrived we can start planning all the fun activities we want to do this season and into summer! I don't know about all of you, but I've couldn't wait for winter to be over so that I could finally get out there explore some of the secrets spots that lie just outside our great city.
Sure, Toronto is an amazing city and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else but there isn't that much in the way of nature here. Drive just an hour outside of the city and you'll find hidden waterfalls, scenic hiking trails and rushing rapids that are just waiting to be explored!
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The hiking trail that should be on the top of your list this spring is the Elora Gorge Conservation Area!
Elora Gorge Conservation Area is located just over 1.5 hours from Toronto and has so much to offer anyone who visits. There's tons of gorgeous trails you can hike through, a river that rushes past 22 metre high cliffs, hidden waterfalls, and a quarry with turquoise water!
Hiking isn't the only activity you can enjoy in this Conservation Area, once the weather heats up you can rent inner tubes and float down a lazy river, go swimming in the bright blue quarry, take part in white water rafting and even go bungee jumping over the cliffs!
This is probably one of Ontario's best kept secrets when it comes to natural wonders and this spring is the perfect time to experience it for yourself!
It's completely free to enter the Conservation Area so you don't have to worry about spending a ton of money to have a fun time!
Check out the Elora Gorge Conservation Authority website for more information.