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Featured Hiking Loop: Anishinaabe Waadiziwin / Hickory Valley Trail

Enjoy fall colours in this 2.4 km trail loop along the North Shore of Cootes Paradise! Features include indigenous plant displays, a lookout, and Shagbark Hickory trees.

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Shakespeare Under the Stars

As the sun sets, the curtain rises. Weekdays in the summertime can be busy. Whether you’re enjoying some time off with the family or on the clock, the to-do list can be a lengthy one. Add in the afternoon-August heat (and we’ve had some sweltering stretches already), by the time 5 p.m. hits, you’re looking for some well-deserved “r & r”.

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Outdoor music at RBG – all summer long.

Warm summer evenings. Just the thought of them invokes fond memories and smiles. Even in the late spring and early parts of the summer season, we look forward to the fun and freedom of foregoing the jackets and enjoying some extra time outside. Yes, these are those precious moments that summer has to offer. But, as we all know, in our neck of the woods, you have to seize them before they fade.

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3 Great Reasons to Bring the Kids to RBG

“You can learn a lot of things about the flowers, for especially in the month of June.” --From the song “All in the Golden Afternoon”, Alice in Wonderland (1951).

This lyric holds very true these days at RBG. And there are plenty of “Golden Afternoons” ahead this spring and summer. Just like the movie and the song, spending a nice afternoon among the flowers is something that’s loved by the little ones and the older ones alike. If you’re a parent, or a grandparent, this really is a fulfilling activity to do with the kids.

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The Scenic Scents of Spring

Ask anyone in these parts to describe winter and, without a doubt, you’ll hear one common descriptor: long. Sure, we may not have the bitter, harsh conditions that many fellow Canadians in northern climes have to live with, but it’s a season that sure overstays its welcome. But, the wait is over. After months indoors, finally, it’s time to enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of spring.

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Gifts Inspired by Nature

Gift them the gift that never goes out of style... give them the great outdoors!

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