Born to Explore

Outdoor adventures in Ontario and around the world

I am a teacher, outdoor enthusiast, hike leader, traveller and amateur videographer, and have been organizing outdoor events around Southern Ontario for 8 years. I've loved hiking and camping since I was a boy scout in Italy, back in the '80s!

Highland Creek Guided Hike, Scarborough, ON (13 Km): Sat, Sep 23

  Beg. Level Hike: Highland Creek to Lake Ontario, Scarborough, ONEVENT DETAILSJoin us for this early-fall walk as we follow paved trails through Colonel Danforth Park along Highland Creek from Old Kingston Road in Scarborough to Lake Ontario and then along the bluffs and shore of Lake Ontario to East Point...
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Sold out - Rouge Park Hiking Day Trip (14 Km): Sun, Aug 27

  Int. Level Hike: Rouge Natl. Urban Park, Scarborough, ON EVENT DETAILSLet's explore Rouge National Urban Park, Canada's first national park within a city. Located in Scarborough, this urban park is a wildlife and nature refuge right here in our city's "backyard". Starting from Meadowvale Rd. - near the Toronto Zoo...
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TorontoHiking #Elora Gorge hiking photos: Sat, June 17 #Parkbus

An exciting adventure “down by the river” with @TorontoHiking on June 17. Gorgeous views of the #GrandRiver from the rim of the #Elora Gorge, as well as wildlife, waterfalls and brave river “tubers”. All participants were very friendly and enthusiastic. Thanks @Parkbus #TOhiking  
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Four days left to book your hiking adventure at spectacular Elora Gorge on June 17 #TOhiking

Seats for our hiking day trip to spectacular #Elora Gorge are going fast. The deadline to book your spot on @TorontoHiking is Sun, June 11. #CanadaOutdoors #Parkbus @GrandRiverConservation. Learn more at https://www.torontohiking.com/tohi/blogs/group-hikes-blog/entry/elora-gorge-hiking-trip-11-km.html  
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TorontoHiking #HumberRiver hike photos: Sat, May 20

It was a truly wonderful day out on the Humber Recreational Trail for another TorontoHiking group hike #TOhiking @TRCA_Humber. 25 hiking and nature enthusiasts from across the GTA (and even some from abroad) joined our second guided walk for 2017. Everyone was in good spirits and did a great job keeping...
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Event Rescheduled: Humber River Walk (11 Km): Sat, May 20

Due to the ugly weather forecast for this Saturday, with a risk of flooded or muddy trails, we are rescheduling our guided urban hike for Sat, May 20. I hope you'll join us! See details HERE: https://www.torontohiking.com/tohi/blogs/members-blog/entry/humber-river-walk-11-km-sat-may-6.html   Happy hiking!
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Sold out - Elora Gorge Hiking Day Trip (11 Km): Sat, Jun 17

Elora Gorge Guided Group Hike   EVENT DETAILS You’re invited to join our scenic day hike at Elora Gorge, a stunning natural attraction in Western Ontario. This hike is set in a very picturesque area, surrounded by rolling hills and Mennonite farmland. The town of Elora is famous for the spectacular...
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Explore a national park with Parkbus this summer. #Canada150

The summer is near! Time to start celebrating the #Canada150 milestone. Why not visiting a @ParksCanada park with the experts in affordable adventure travel -- @Parkbus? #canada #summer #AdventureTravel https://www.parkbus.ca
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Humber River Walk (11 Km): Sat, May 20

 Humber River Nature Walk   EVENT DETAILS Let's take a scenic walking tour of the Humber River, one of Toronto's natural and historic treasures. The Humber was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1999. A plaque commemorating this event is located in Brule Park. More than 25 fish species inhabit this...
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Waterfront Walk to The Distillery District: Sun, Apr 9

  Waterfront Walk to The Distillery District (10 Km) Let's start off the 2017 hiking season with a 10 Km walk along our scenic waterfront, from Woodbine Beach westbound to the historic Distillery District. Join this outdoor event to behold some amazing views of Lake Ontario, the Toronto skyline, Canadian geese,...
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Snow Valley Resort in Barrie, ON

We loved our snowshoeing adventure at the Snow Valley Resort in Barrie last Saturday! The trails on the resort are well maintained and well marked, and the staff are also very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Book your snowshoeing day TRIP by Sat, Feb 18

Hi everyone, please, note that the deadline to book your seat for my upcoming snowshoeing trip to gorgeous Snow Valley is Sat, February 18. Seats are going fast, so if you are interested, you should book yours now, before they are sold out. This outing is organized by the Adventure Club...
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Snow Valley Snowshoeing Day TRIP (Bus Ride Incl): Sat, Feb 25

   On Saturday, Feb 25, join me and the Adventure Club of Toronto (ACT) on Meetup for some WINTER FUN on the snow, as we spend a whole day out of the city to enjoy Canada’s great outdoors.   A great way to stay in shape and beat the winter blues...
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Why hiking makes you healthier and happier (Magazine article)

In the following article by Michael W. Pirrone, doctors explain why going on a hike improves your mental health. How it works is fascinating. "The great outdoors might just be greater than you think. There are plenty of us who love to spend as many hours of the day outdoors as...
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Group Hike: Highland Creek (12 km). Sat, Oct 15

Beg. Level Hike: Highland Creek to Lake Ontario, Scarborough, ON EVENT DETAILSJoin us for this early-fall walk as we follow paved trails through Colonel Danforth Park along Highland Creek from Old Kingston Road in Scarborough to Lake Ontario and then along the bluffs and shore of Lake Ontario to East Point...
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Hiking is better together

 Azim Halani photo Welcome to our guided hikes programme. Starting in August, TorontoHiking will be organizing a series of free guided hikes. Our group hikes are open to everyone who loves the outdoors and is in suitable physical condition. Most of our trip destinations will be right here in Southern Ontario,...
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Rouge Valley Group Hike - Sat Aug 20

  Int. Level Hike: Rouge River Valley, Scarborough, ON EVENT DETAILS Let's hike the beautiful trails of the Rouge River Valley in East Scarborough, a wildlife and nature refuge that is very close to Toronto. The hike starts from the south end of the Park, off Kingston Rd in Scarborough, and...
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Ontario hiking videos

Hi everyone, just wanted to share a couple of videos from my outdoor adventures in Ontario. a) Bruce Peninsula and Fathom Five National Marine Park in Georgian Bay (Aug 2012): https://youtu.be/_XJTMnTCdL4     b) Shorthills Prov Park in the Niagara Region (May 2012): https://youtu.be/LgmAB4M0fLg     Thanks and happy adventures!
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