There is something calming and rejuvenating about the beauty of Mother Nature. And given the hectic nature of life in the modern world, it is important that from time to time we immerse ourselves in the purity of nature in order to reconnect with what’s truly important. Ontario is blessed with a rich natural environment which allows residents to enjoy meaningful outdoor activities, during the warmer seasons (spring and summer). To protect residents and the environment, our technicians at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife provide services like wildlife removal to protect North York properties.
North York’s Natural Gems
The region’s ample parks and green spaces offer an amazing opportunity for families to disconnect from the often stressful elements of modern living and reconnect with each other. Outdoor activities such as picnics and nature walks are excellent for this purpose.
If you want your family to be a little more adventurous and mobile this summer (which is always a great idea, especially for children) then you may want to go for a hike along one of Toronto’s nature trails. For awesome scenic views and entertaining wildlife sightings consider walking along the trails at Spencer Adventure Trail, Beamer Memorial Conservation Area, High Park or Albion Hills.
Other hiking trails in Toronto include Scarborough Bluffs (which has excellent views!), Nemo, Hockle Valley Memorial Park, Elora Gorge, and Rouge National Park. If you decide to take on the challenge of the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area’s trail on a clear day, you may just be lucky enough to get a view of the magnificent Niagara Escarpment.
Summer Outdoor Events in North York
Look out for events that are organized to give individuals and families the opportunity to interact in the outdoor environment. One such event is the North York Arts Summer Festival, which usually gets underway in June and features music, art, film, and food. The best thing about this festival? It’s free!
The Benefits of Outdoor Activities
It is important for children to enjoy the outdoors during their younger years. Scientists have discovered that children who spend more time outside when they are young, grow into adults that demonstrate a genuine love and appreciation for the natural environment. Finding time in your day to spend with family and nature is a win win for everyone. We have all heard about the benefits of keeping active, so find some activities this summer that involve the whole family and learn more about the wildlife around us.
Sunset Country, which can be found in Northwestern Ontario is a great spot for people who are seeking the pure serenity and beauty of the natural environment. The area has a variety of plant and animal life providing the perfect opportunity to capture Mother Nature at its best. If you’re into photography, you may want to snap a few photos to remember the beauty after you return from your trip.
These are just some ideas and options to enjoy the summer sun and Canada’s beautiful greenspace. It can be as simple as hosting a backyard bbq, enjoying dinner on the patio at a local restaurant, visiting different beaches or even taking a walk around your neighbourhood. Enjoy the warm weather while it’s here.