#StepIntoNature with Cathy & Cee

We would like to welcome Cathy and Cee to Healthy Hikes! Both are in their 20s and have enjoyed outdoor adventures over the past few years. They have a popular blog, Bitten Escapes, about their outdoor adventures where they share tips and help others have fun while exploring the outdoors locally and abroad. In a new four-part series, they’re visiting four Conservation Areas to let others know what to do before going on their healthy hike.

Bruce's Mill Conservation Area

Looking for a fun place for a family outing? Head out to Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville for a park packed with fun activities. Hike through the forest trails, zip line through the tree canopy, spend your day at the golf course, get your heart racing at the BMX track or enjoy the green space with a picnic.

If you’re looking to keep costs low, the Maple Syrup Trail will lead you through the forest for a fun adventure with the family. Take a stroll under the trees and enjoy the shade. Look out for the boardwalk that takes you to see the fields or find the wooden bridge that takes you across the stream. These trails are easy and are great to take the little ones onto enjoy the sounds of nature.

If you’re looking for more adventure, you can try Treetop Trekking and experience new Zip Line and Aerial Game Park. The park has five tree top aerial courses made up of zip lines, wooden bridges and Tarzan swings. You’ll be sure to get your heart racing when you try this obstacle course, while being suspended at heights of up to 40 feet. If you have little ones, there’s also a Treewalk Village so they don’t miss out on the fun. With hammock nets, wooden bridges, slides, tunnels and a Treewee Walk obstacle course, it’s sure to keep them busy for a few hours.

If you’re more into biking adventures, try out the BMX track filled with nine obstacles and a rhythm section, perfect for thrill seekers. Finally, Bruce’s Mill just opened a new driving range featuring a 50-60-station grass tee deck, putting green and chipping areas.

Just north of Toronto, Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area is a great place for family fun. Remember to pack a lunch for the whole family since there are tons of picnic tables around for you to enjoy your stay.

Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area Q&A:

  • Where is it located?
    It’s based in Stouffville at 3291 Stouffville Road, L4A 7X5.

  • What are the hours of operation?
    It opens at 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

  • Is there an admission fee?
    Yes. Adults (15+) $6.50, Seniors (60+) and Children (0-14) with their family are free.

  • What’s the difficulty of the trails?
    The trails are short and easy, perfect for a stroll with the family.

  • Can I bring my dog?
    Yes of course! Just make sure your dog is on a leash.

  • What are some of the attractions?
    You can go Treetop Trekking, check out the BMX track or spend the day golfing at the driving range. In the spring, you can head out to the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival.

  • What can I do or see here?
    You can head out to the hiking trails, find a spot to picnic, try out the BMX track, go golfing, try geocaching, enjoy the playground or bird watch.


We hope this information is helpful for your adventures. Make sure to check out www.healthyhikes.ca to learn more about boosting your health and #StepIntoNature

If you’re planning a visit and need more information about Bruce’s Mills Conservation Area, please visit the website.

Remember to snap a photo and share it on social media with #HealthyHikes and #StepIntoNature. We want to see what fun adventures you get yourself into!

Happy adventuring!
Cathy & Cee

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