Heart Lake Conservation Area

Less than an hour drive from Toronto, Heart Lake Conservation Area is far enough removed from the city that you may even feel like you’ve driven up north. The lake is roughly shaped like a heart, so with a drone, you can get some pretty cool pictures. Hike through pathways that lead you around one of two kettle lakes, and into the forest. In the summer there is even zip-lining over the lake and ropes to swing yourself into the water. It’s also a great spot for picnics, late evening BBQs, and the perfect place to take a quiet walk and admire the leaves changing in fall. The conservation area is technically not open in the winter, but it’s still accessible to the public. Heart Lake becomes completely secluded and quiet with very few people, which makes it my favorite time to visit (it’s the best time to bring your dog, too).

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T R A I L S

Peel Trail (3.8 km)
Terry Fox Trail (3.2 km)
Rayner Trail (0.7 km)
Heart Lake Trail (2.8 km)
Connector Trail (0.6 km)

Location: Brampton, Ontario
Distance from Toronto: 35 min
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Yes
Admission Cost: Adults ($6.50); Child (5-14): $3.00; Sr. (60+): 5.50; 4 and under: free
Time of Year: All Seasons
Hours: 10:00am to 8:30pm

Trail Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Washroom Facilities: Yes
Swimming: Yes

Contact: (905) 846-2494

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Disclaimer: All information and prices are accurate as of the time of the posting. All opinions expressed are completely my own. This post is not sponsored. 
*All images are copyrighted Julia Melcher (@adventureontario) or credited to their owners. Please do not use or re-post without written consent and provide credit where applicable
 
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