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[6 Jun 2005 | Comments Off on Hiking at Mono Cliffs | ]
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On the Victoria Day long weekend, we went hiking up at Mono Cliffs near Orangeville. This is a small provincial park with several trails that traverse the Niagara escarpment in that area. The Bruce trail also goes through that region. The parking is just a self serve metered park, $10.00 for the day.
That weekend, the bugs had not started biting, but the weather was warm and sunny, so we had an amazing day.

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[3 Oct 2004 | Comments Off on Mountain Biking in Haliburton | ]
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A couple of weeks ago, I went with three friends to try out the trails in Haliburton Forest. Haliburton Forest has over “three hundred kilometres of access roads and trails” which makes it very difficult to try every trail in one weekend! Trails range from gravel roads, double-tracks (trails made by 4x4s), single-tracks and dead ends running up very steep rocky cliffs or straight down into fetid bogs!
Many of the trails are dual-use (hiking/biking) and that weekend we shared a few trails with runners participating in a …

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[31 Aug 2004 | Comments Off on Bike Trails in Hamilton | ]

I just spent a week in Dundas (near Hamilton, Ontario) and got to cycle on a number of paths and bike trails. I was certainly impressed with these trails. Several abandoned railroad right-of-ways have been converted to excellent shared use trails, many of the streets and highways have well marked bike lanes and there are many mountain biking trails (both maintained and bushwacked). There is a trail map available.