A hike to a frozen waterfall: Tews Falls

I get a little stir crazy during the winter months. Canadian winters can be too long. Recently we have received a warm spell in February, between freezing temperatures. I try and use this as an opportunity to get out and hike. There are lots of hidden gems in our own backyards. I often forget the…

Waterfalls and canyons: Starved Rock State Park

A lack of waterfalls can sometimes be beautiful. It is a reminder to have an open mind to different possibilities in life. We were in Ottawa, Illinois and looking for something to do. Skydiving had brought us to the area, but clouds had put us on hold. Our options were to drive to Chicago or…

Spring adventure at Hilton Falls

  “That is my favourite sound,” I said. “What is?” “Just listen,” I explained and as we stopped talking the sound of frogs calling through the forest became clear. For me their chirping is a reminder of summer camping trips deep in the bush, paddling down winding rivers under the hot sun or hikes on…

Waterfall adventures: Albion Falls

I have decided with the abundance of waterfalls in a short distance of me, I should get out and visit them.  I often forget about the places to explore in my own backyard. We visited Balls Falls at the end of August to find it completely dried up. The drought in Ontario has not only…

Hiking and exploring a waterfall at Hilton Falls

As the fall season comes to a close (although it is still awful warm here for December), I have been trying to find some fun adventures close to home.  The Halton Agreement Forest and Hilton Falls happen to be a short drive away. We decided to explore some of the agreement forest before continuing to…