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Rouge Park Conservation Area

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Address: Sheppard and Meadowvale, Toronto, Ontario L4G 0L8, Canada
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Urban Nature

While I never felt totally removed from the surrounding city, it is nonetheless a very inviting escape from the hustle and bustle. Lots of trails and wildlife to enjoy, and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Zeusthecockapoo
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Barrie, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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136 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We went for a walk on a cool March day. There is no winter maintenance in this park. The riverside trail was fairly flat, but the shoreline had eroded away in several parts and made the walkway very narrow or dangerous. The other trail we followed went from the riverside up the bluffs to the top of the ridge. There... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

While I never felt totally removed from the surrounding city, it is nonetheless a very inviting escape from the hustle and bustle. Lots of trails and wildlife to enjoy, and especially nice around fall with the colourful leaves. There are many access points and intersecting paths giving visitors numerous hiking options, don't expect to see it all in one trip.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is Canada's FIRST URBAN NATIONAL Park. What differentiates it from our other National parks is it's proximity to Toronto, the largest metropolitan area in the country. While it brings to mind my other favourite urban park- Central Park in NYC, when the Rouge National Urban Park is fully established, it will be over 20 times the size of Central... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a great park, and definitely worth a visit, though it is a relatively strange choice as a national park, considering Canada's other standout national parks. While there is lots of nature here, two major four lane highways cross this park's path, and signs of urbanity are never far away. In terms of great parks, this is more of... More 

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Thank FirstCircle
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great linked hikes within the city limits of Toronto but you feel as if you are far far away. Open Carolinian woods, a rushing stream (Little Rouge Creek) a bit of elevation, wildlife, lots of birds, peace and quiet. This park is transitioning to Canada's first Urban National Park and no doubt there will be more trails and more areas... More 

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Thank Jack C
Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

this place is awesome for hiking, relaxing, jogging and taking your dog for a nice exercise run. close to the toronto and its free!!

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Oshawa, Ontario
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

If you are looking to avoid long trips, traffic and expenses to get away for a day or two this is a good alternative. Slated to be part of a very unique National Park in the future, this will be the first truly urban National Park to be created. In the meantime it offers a lot of wild and semi-wild... More 

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Thank MelOshawa
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one of the rare places in Toronto that you can see ups and downs and hills, you can walk, cycle, picnic and fishing. Rouge river especially the last part which connects to lack Ontario is good place for fishing

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Ajax, Canada
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211 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Gorgeous park with great views and lots of trails to walk on. Wear comfy shoes and wear lots of bug spray!

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middlesbrough
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Its a really beautiful conservation area, within 20 minutes of the city.. it's worth a trip .. Plenty of outdoor trails, and routes to walk

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Scarborough
Situated astride Lake Ontario, Scarborough is a district heavily influenced by immigration. With a number of low-rent shopping and dining options making it a highly affordable part of town, and boasting one of Toronto's largest shopping malls, the otherwise green suburban neighborhood is a good place to go for bargains and discounts. It also draws in photographers. The spires, archways, and cavernous rooms of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Palace are filled with breathtaking art, architecture, and detailed reliefs – it’s like entering a different world, The ruins of columns and installation art at the Guild Inn makes a free-for-all exploration site, while the big-name draw for young photographers is the menagerie at the Toronto Zoo. While many visitors shirk Scarborough as too suburban, its houses are some of Toronto's most mystical and haunting architectural beauties. And for adventure lovers, it has river-rafting and some unique hiking trails.
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