Visit the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area

Ontario, Canada

Explore what’s already in your backyard

Let’s get out and do something today

I’m in Richmond Hill, Ontario, part of York Region and the starting point to all my destinations. Richmond Hill is 25 Km north from Toronto’s CN Tower and Rogers Centre. All my destinations are within an hour and sometimes a little more from my home. The outings can be free, a donation requested and sometimes an admission fee is required.

Toronto Skyline. credit:James Beheshti

Spur of the moment.

No strenuous activities

No big plans needed.

No overnight packing.

Welcome to the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a geographical area spanning approximately 10400 square kilometers in size, the most populous and industrialized part of Ontario with a population of over 9 million people puts you at the center of a vast amount of possibilities for day trips.

Something that may not be in popular promotional brochures

Get out and explore what’s already in your backyard. People come from far and away to enjoy what we have and all to often take for granted. Galleries, museums, nature parks, wooded trails, country fairs, historic sites.

Phyllis Rawlinson Park

Upon her death, Phyllis Mary Rawlinson (1912-1995) willed her 89.5-acre farm to the citizens of Richmond Hill. Phyllis Rawlinson Park is Richmond Hill’s largest park on the Oak Ridges Moraine. In her will Miss Rawlinson said this donation must continue to preserve the land’s rural origins for all to enjoy. Phyllis Rawlinson Phyllis was the daughter … Continue reading Phyllis Rawlinson Park

Rouge National Urban Park Woodland Park Trail

A walk along the Woodland trail reveals a community once existed here. Woodland Park provided tent camp sites and permanent seasonal cottages.  The park attracted vacationing families from across the region, school teachers scheduled student bus trips and other organizations often called on the park for annual days of celebration. Summer activities enjoyed with friends … Continue reading Rouge National Urban Park Woodland Park Trail


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“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

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