you are looking for something to get the blood pumping on a cold day consider taking a hike. The cold season boasts its own unique beauty with snowy vistas and crisp air. Ontario is beautiful in any season. Below are some places to find winter has changed the well-known landscape into something magical.

The Niagara Glen Nature Area has about six different trails to explore. The snow falling as you walk gives the impression of wandering in a snow globe. From the top of the glen you can see how the river flows toward rocks and the whirlpool below. There are many tricky steps leading to the bottom so be sure you can navigate these before you attempt this hike. Take the time to climb up on the huge boulders and watch the river crash beside you.

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The Bruce Trail, near Hamilton, Ontario, is an easy walk for all skill levels. Pass by skinny waterfalls and walk along the lake’s edge. Dogs are allowed on this trail so take your faithful companion with you for some exercise and fun together.

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Rattlesnake Point to Crawford Lake Trail is good for all skill levels. This trail is over 11 km and offers a beautiful easy walk. Challenge yourself by taking a few of the rocky trails and scrambling over boulders. Lots of hills are present to work your leg muscles. This fun hike takes about four hours to complete.

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The interpretive trails of Algonquin Provincial Park are open during the winter months. Take Hemlock Bluff Trail for a lovely hike through the snow-coated forests. Watch as the view opens to show off Jack Lake in a postcard setting – pristine and frozen in time.

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Ontario is full of destinations for your winter walk to enjoy. Check out what CanadaStays has to offer to plan your winter wonderland walk!

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