It’s not a major hike to find fun spots in Toronto that even little legs can get a glimpse of nature. This autumn, take a wander along one of these city escapes for an adventure walk that even toddlers will enjoy.
Toronto’s Humber River and adjoining marshes are home to more than 50 species of fish, and follow a migratory path for birds and butterflies.
Bloor Street and Old Mill Road
Tommy Thompson Park
Head to the Leslie Spit for a paved walk amongst this naturalized lakefront escape, and you may spot birds, butterflies, turtles, snakes and ferrets.
1 Leslie Street, Toronto
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
Find out about Canada’s native animal species on guided eco adventure walks for wee ones.
1749 Meadowvale Road, Toronto
Evergreen Brick Works
Hike up the tall hills then head back for a snack at the weekend farmer’s market before taking in a lesson at the children’s garden and eco-education centre.
550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
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Image credits: Evergreen Brick Works, Tommy Thompson Park, Rouge Valley Conservation Centre