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Vacation Ideas: A local prospective

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Niagara Parks

Nature has always been at the epicenter when it comes to planning for Picnic or any other outdoor recreational activity. Outdoor activities are a great way to enjoy and appreciate natural beauty that is on offer depending upon the geographical region that you live in. For some of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, we are thankful enough to experience all four seasons (fall, winter, spring, summer) to the fullest.

For Canadians Summer is one of the seasons that tends to be very hectic with recreational and outdoor family activities. Some people go to warmer regions of the world to get a break from Canadian Winters, but summer months are definitely the top choice for such activities. Even during the summer months, some Canadians choose international vacation destinations while others choose to stay behind and enjoy local vacation and Picnic spots. Planning local vacation and picnic activities is easy on the wallet and helps local businesses as well.

Ontario, Canada offers a vast variety of Provincial Parks, Picnic spots, conservation areas Nature trails, Fishing, campgrounds and many other outdoor activity areas. Ontario is also home to the most powerful waterfalls in North America, the Niagara Falls. It has a horseshoe-shaped drop of 173 feet and is a source of hydroelectric Power as well. Niagara Falls is one of the oldest and best known tourist attractions in Canada hosting more than 25 million tourists annually. The Canadian side of the falls is much wider and larger than the American side and offers Underground walkways, Maid of the mist offering journey behind the falls and many more fun activities. Niagara River from Fort Erie to Fort George and includes many historical sites from the war of 1812. The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is another attraction close to the falls which is home to over 2000 colorful, free-flying tropical butterflies in a rainforest setting. There is a floral clock and besides it there are open grounds which are perfect for picnic.

Ontario also offers many conservation areas which have become immensely popular because more and more People want to get away from the hectic urban life. Conservation Ontario Provides detailed updated information about conservation areas in Ontario. Ontario Parks and Ontario conservation Authority lists all the Parks, conservation areas along with the facilities that each one of them offers. Among all the Ontario conservation areas, one that demands special mention is the Heart lake conservation Area in Brampton, Ontario. It is surrounded by dense forest which makes you feel like you are hours from the city, even though you are only minutes away. It offers swimming Pool, wild wetland themed splash pad, eight kilometers of Scenic nature trails, Boat and canoe renting, and Picnic spots.

It is not feasible to list all the recreational areas; however they can be located on the map of Ontario and the websites for the desired type of facility. Ontario has lots to offer and will definitely live up to your expectations.

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