I grew up in the Niagara Region but I do not oft get back to visit. I suppose the frequency of my visits has increased as of late, from a rate of once every few years to a few times a year. Relationships between children and parents, in my own experience anyway, are complex and at times not easy. But right now things are easy with my family and the visits are nice. And squeezing in time to go adventuring with friends is a delight as well.
This visit was full of hikes, foraging and delicious food. I ventured to Short Hills Provincial Park in Fonthill, along the parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Decew Falls in St. Catharine's, Ball's Falls near Jordan and the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. I cannot understate the appeal of each, nor can I wait to return!
At the end of the weekend I was scratched up, tired and sore, all of which are evidence of a good time.
Lower Ball's Falls, a splendor to behold and to make juvenile jokes about its name.
News, reflections, notes and other ramblings from the trail by PTBO Flora founder Rachel.