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Rockwood Conservation Area (Rockwood)

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Rockwood Conservation Area offers a complete change of scenery, with ruins, caves and natural reservoirs. I still can't get over how privileged we are: so much beauty so close to Toronto and open to everyone. As you arrive, take the first path on your left after Rockwood's entrance and you will reach the large ruins of an old windmill which stopped functioning in 1925 and burned down in 1967 (currently under renovation). Another road, accessible by stroller, borders the ruins. It leads to two vast caves a half-kilometre further. Daylight enters the grottos and children find them amusing to explore. Make sure to test the echo long the rock walls outside the caves! On the other side of the parking lot, you will discover a path (not for strollers) that travels around over 200 potholes. It turns into small wooden bridges and borders the Eramosa River, a narrow river that runs lazily amidst a fabulous landscape of rock and trees. Then, there's the beach, the canoes and paddle boat rental and the mini golf.

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