Rockwood Conservation Area is one of those magic places that never gets old or boring. This small park has so much packed into a compact and accessible package. Some of the trails give you a chance to feel like walking through a gallery of works by The Group of Seven, recreational trails and camping sites. Of course, there is the beach, Summertime favourite with many visitors.
New for 2016/2017, the park is accessible throughout the year, allowing for now fully access during winter season. Winter makes everything look different, in any setting. In Rockwood, winter calm shows a completely different world, quiet and coloured by snow, it showcases natural features in a completely different light.
A blend of evergreen and perennial vegetation forms the impression of being much farther North, in an untouched wilderness of the Shield. Snow and ice transform this landscape, transport it much farther away. Walking though this frozen world, I am moved to a completely different planet, it would seem. Frozen and muffled landscape almost sharpens the mind in a different direction.
Winter hike in the woods of Rockwood is a uniquely relaxing experience. With the park open year round, I am just scratching the surface of visual possibilities. All this, just a short drive from Toronto.