4 Fun Toddler-Friendly Nature Hikes in Toronto

Evergreen Brick Works

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.

Humber River

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

Guided Hike at Tommy Thompson ParkTommy 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

tommythompson birdwatchersRouge 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 

Image credits: Evergreen Brick Works, Tommy Thompson Park, Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter is a writer and editor, living in Toronto. She loves baking apple crisps and fruit pies, napping on a blanket at the beach, running on the shore, and camping out in the living room for fried chicken picnics.

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