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Gorgeous Scenic Places in GTA and Surrounding Area

Chester Hill Lookout

Chester Hill Lookout offers you the best views of a big city landscape. Relatively unknown for tourists or anyone living outside of the Danforth, it’s a place worth visiting. From here you can view the Don Valley Parkway, Prince Edward Viaduct set against a skyline backdrop. It is a perfect place for a romantic date, for photographers who want to snap a perfect IG picture or just to sit and relax while viewing Toronto’s landscape.

Don Valley Pkwy, Toronto, ON M4K 1V4 (View Map)

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Sheldon Lookout

Sheldon Lookout in Humber Bay Park is a place you have to go. It has numerous trails to walk or bike. Here you can come for fishing or just sit and enjoy the stunning views. There are also a lot of fun things to do for your children. This scenic place received an Honourable Mention in the 2000 Architecture & Urban Design Awards.

Martin Goodman Trail, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3W9 (View Map)

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Ashbridge’s Bay

Once part of the large sand dune now Ashbridges Bay Park is a beautiful area on the waterfront in the east end of Toronto. This place has a 3 kilometers trail that runs from Ashbridge’s Bay in the west to the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant in the east along Lake Ontario. Opened in 1977 Ashbridge’s Bay Park was improved by Waterfront Toronto, including the building of a skateboard park. It is surrounded by marinas, the treatment plant and a tree line.

1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6 (View Map)

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Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge National Urban Park offers natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes in the Great Toronto Area. It is Toronto’s only campground with one of the region’s largest marshes. For walking lovers it offers amazing hiking opportunities.

Zoo Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5W8 (View Map)

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Heart Lake Conservation Park

In Heart Lake Conservation Park you will find the best outdoor entertainment. Fishing, water wars in the pool, it has it all. For those who want to workout in a natural environment, Heart Lake Park has a fitness trail with four outdoor fitness stations that offer strength training, cardio activities, enhanced stretching and more.

As stated on the website, with 10 picnic sites located throughout the park, Heart Lake Conservation Park can easily accommodate groups, both large and small. Our friendly customer service representatives will help you determine the best site for your group, and will even set you up with caterers, tent rental and entertainment companies.

10818 Heart Lake Rd, Brampton, ON L6Z 0B3 (View Map)

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Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Along a stretch of wooded shoreline in the Kipling and Lakeshore area there is a Colonel Samuel Smith Park. This place features a unfenced Dogs Off-Leash Area and ice skating trail in a figure-eight shape.

As stated on their website, it is home to a variety of plants, trees, birds and other wildlife, as well as a network of paths.

3145 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6 (View Map)

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Cherry Beach Clarke Beach Park

Looking for a new place to spend your days in nature? Cherry Beach Clarke Beach Park is a perfect place for families and companies. Here you can enjoy a walk in solitude, or bring your whole family and even dog. The park offers a dog-off-leash area and the west side of the beach is popular with kite boarders.

1 Cherry St, Toronto, ON (View Map)

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Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

Rattlesnake Point is perfect in any season. In this conservation area near Toronto you can spend the whole day, walking the trails, seeing the turkey, ecological rarities like the thousand year old cedar and many more interesting things.

According to their website, here you can camp under the stars; find the constellations. Get out of the gym and rock climb on a cliff face, stretch out your stress during Yoga in the Park, or enjoy a day hike with your family and friends in the great outdoors close to home.

7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON L9E 0M9 (View Map)

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Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

Forks of the Credit Provincial Park is an amazing place for those who want to escape from a busy city and enjoy their day in nature. Here you can take a walk on various trails, have a picnic with friends and family, and go fishing.

According to their website, there are numerous trails throughout the park – Bruce trail, Dominion trail, Kettle trail, Meadow trail, Trans Canada trail. Horseback riding is permitted on the Trans Canada trail only.

17760 McLaren Rd, Caledon, ON L7K 2H8 (View Map)

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Claireville Conservation Area

Claireville Conservation Area features 848 acres of natural and forested place in Peel Region and Toronto. For those who want to explore local wildlife and natural landscape Claireville if one of the best places. It is perfect for birders, walkers and bikers.

According to their website, Claireville Conservation Area is the largest natural setting of its kind, on the doorstep of four major GTA cities: Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan. The natural landscape here boasts wetlands, valleys, forests, grasslands and the west branch of the Humber River and its tributaries.

8180 Hwy 50, Brampton, ON L6T 0A6 (View Map)

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