Discover Your Neighbourhood

Daytrip in an Hour is about

exploring what’s already in your backyard. People come from distant places to experience what we have and all to often take for granted. Galleries, museums, nature parks, wooded trails, country fairs, historic sites, and special events.

“Let’s get out and do something today”

Spur of the moment.

No big plans needed.

No overnight packing.

No strenuous activities.

Go on a day trip like this one, the abandoned Newmarket Ghost Canal. Or visit a condominium construction site and watch Tower Cranes at work for an unconventional day trip. You needn’t go far, your own backyard is great for a day of bird watching.

Imagine the possibilities of exploring your own neighbourhood. Bet you’ll be surprised at what you didn’t know, you didn’t know.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Winter Stations 2022

Winter Stations is an annual international design competition where participants are assigned a common theme. This year’s theme is “resilience”, a reflection of our time during Covid. Today, out from the fog, artistic displays were revealed to me as I walked along the shore of Woodbine Beach in Toronto, Canada. This has been the outdoor … Continue reading Winter Stations 2022

On a Winter Wonderland Trail 

Let it Snow Today’s day trip is a hike on the Scout Tract Trail, 1 of 22 trails in York Region’s twenty-five-hundred-hectare nature trail system. How much is a hectare, I wondered? For a reference, it’s the size of two American National Football League fields. The 48-hectare Scout Tract Trail is a 3.5 kilometer, (2.8-mile), loop … Continue reading On a Winter Wonderland Trail 

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

John Steinbeck

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