We've gotten really lucky this year with weather, thanks to El Niño and above average autumn temperatures. So what better way to enjoy our current warm weather streak than by spending them surrounded by nature?
Here are 4 beautiful nature spots reachable by FLEX from Downtown Toronto:
1. Scarborough Bluffs Park
The "bluffs" along Lake Ontario are a beautiful geological feature in Scarborough. They resulted from the accumulation of sedimentary deposits over thousands of years. The park is open year round and offers trails through flowering meadows and along the bluffs, with gorgeous views onto Lake Ontario.
2. The Cottonwood Flats
The tricky thing about the Cottonwood Flats is that you can't find them on google, but "Beechwood Drive" or "Lower Don Parklands" is how you find it on your GPS. The park itself is essentially a large meadow populated with birds, where pleasant afternoon strolls and romance novels can be enjoyed.
3. Merrill Bridge Road Park
This park is perfect for those who love their pooches and love to take them outside, as it features a very large off-leash dog area and nice forested ravine path.
4. Centennial Park
This is one of the largest parks in the Greater Toronto Area and it caters to all needs, with baseball diamonds, playgrounds, soccer fields, a go-cart track, a man-made pond, an athletic center, a ski and snowboard center and so much more. Centennial Park has something to be enjoyed year-round, but the trails really are the main attraction!
Keep in mind that a fully charged battery will take you 30km, so for a more long-range outing, consider bringing a spare battery.
Remember to take advantage of this fortunate weather, as snow and frost will be knocking on our doors shortly!
All maps courtesy of Google.