Restoule Provincial Park
Restoule Provincial Park was the last stop during our Thanksgiving camping trip and the stay couldn't have been better! Not only was the park opened for an extra day, but it was also virtually empty. It's incredibly fun having an entire campground to yourself! One of the perks of it being deserted was that there were numerous deer wandering around the park. When we came back from our hike there was one resting in the site across from ours and we frequently saw them around the comfort station. It was an amazing experience to have a doe and fawn grazing five feet away! Keep reading.
Hamilton is packed with great waterfalls and Washboard Falls is no exception. Located just upstream from Tiffany Falls, this waterfall is probably one of the hardest in the region to visit as the climb up the east side of Tiffany Falls is pretty rough. I don't think the climb will stop me from returning though, it will just take a little extra planning! Keep reading.
Lower Decew Falls
Years ago, on our first trip to Short Hills Provincial Park, we also paid a visit to Morning Star Mill and Decew Falls. The village is really charming, like a step back in time. It's amazing that these little spaces still exist and that they're so accessible. You can get a nice look of the falls from the village, but it's not the best. To get a better look you need to follow the path out of town and along the gorge's edge. As we were following the trail, we could see movement at the bottom of the gorge. It seemed that there was an even better view of the falls, it just required some extra effort. That is never a problem! Keep reading.
It took a few tries, but I eventually found Skeleton Falls (aka Minnehaha Falls). This small, beautiful waterfall is situated on the Skeleton River at the bottom of a steep gorge. I read that the reason it was called Skeleton Falls was because that's all the mosquitoes leave behind. So, I was a little bit nervous to check it out. Thankfully, when we visited late in the fall, the bugs were almost non-existent. The climb down however, that was still there! Keep reading.
Hoggs Falls has long been a fixture on my trips up the Bruce Peninsula. I first learned about the falls by trying to find spots to break up my drive to Tobermory. It's located about half way between Toronto and Tobermory, or about 45 minutes southeast of Owen Sound, which makes it a great place to recharge. While it's not the largest waterfall, its easy access and wild atmosphere keep me coming back every year. Keep reading.