16th-19th - Killarney Silver Peak
28th - Copeland
12th - Mono Cliffs
19th - Mono Cliffs NEW
26th - Forks of the Credit
3rd - Albion Hills

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2014 Spring Dates Coming Soon

Looking for a wonderful way to spend the day? How about spending a day on a terrific hike throughout southern Ontario's finest provincial parks. The spring season signals growth, change and the return of wild flowers and birds to our newly awakening habitats. The opportunity to shed our winter slumbers away with an invigorating hike is too good to miss. Just ask your pup!

Our Dog Lovers Hikes will allow you to choose from 5 exquisite Provincial Parks, each within a 1-hour drive from the GTA. Our  hikes take place every weekend during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year! You can participate in all four, or do one hike at a time. Either way you save money…the more hikes you do, the more you save!


Your day will include a guided tour of the park, snack and juice breaks and a delicious buffet lunch, not to mention the camaraderie of becoming one large pack for the day with a group of fellow dog lovers! Hikes generally begin with a meet and greet at 10am with warm drinks and energy snacks, and wrap up at around 3:30pm with fresh fruit and warm memories.

All Dog Paddling Hikes are perfectly suitable for most hiking skill levels. At the end of each location description look for our rating guide to help you choose the perfect hike or hikes. Feel free to try any and all of the hikes to see what each has to offer.



Each Provincial Park offers a wide variety of hiking opportunities; so feel free to visit the same park twice. No two experiences in one park are ever alike.

Rates for Hikes are as follows:

Hike $60.00 pp incl. Dog(s)
Book 4 Spring hikes in 2013 and receive a $25 Gift Certificate towards a multi day canoe trip


The Mono cliffs provincial park boasts a wonderful and diverse eco system unlike any other in Southern Ontario. It offers mixed maple forests, fantastic vistas, old growth cedar stands and tremendous caves and cliffs. Our hike will take us around ponds and lakes, historical ruins and through 450 various tree and plant species. This trail is ideal for a beginner hiker but has its challenges as well, all of which are rewarded with beautiful lookouts to enjoy.
This hike is of moderate difficulty with a few more hilly sections. Many swimming locations for the dogs.
Location: Mono Cliffs is located in Orangeville.
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2014 Dates:
Price $60


The Albion hills hiking area has everything a dog and his human could possibly look for in an all day adventure… fields to run and play in, forests' full of towering pines, a pond to swim in, and pockets full of treats as far as the nose can sniff! Following along parts of the Bruce trail, and containing countless other hiking options as well, Albion Hills makes for the perfect backdrop to a beautiful fall day of frolicking and fetching!
This hike is of easy to moderate difficulty. The trails are a combination of forest, field and occasional hills.
Two to three swimming opportunities for the dogs.
Location: Caledon region (NW of Toronto)
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2014 Dates:
Price $60


The Copeland Forest is one of the loveliest forests in Southern Ontario. It is super in spring as it is full of lush undergrowth, towering old pines, unusual wildflowers and ferns and, hectares of maples, oaks, beeches, birches and evergreens. These trails are ideal for a beginner hiker, or just for a hiker who hasn't been in a while and needs to limber up and get the old hiking legs in shape.
This is a perfect introductory hiking location. The route offers fewer hills with a flatter forest landscape. Two to three swimming opportunities for the dogs.
Location: Copeland is located 20 minutes North of Barrie.
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Dates 2013:
Saturday April 13th - 5 spots available
Price $60

FORKS OF THE CREDIT - Mother's Day Hike

This trail loops through the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. It is notable because it is here that the cliffs and crevasses of the rugged Niagara Escarpment meet the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine. The trail includes a visit to the Credit Falls, where the credit river plunges over a rocky ledge near the village of Cataract. The area's claim to fame was and still is the springs of clear water that flows on the hillsides. Trails in the Forks of the Credit Park are over hills, old farm fields, through hardwood and cedar forests, and along the top of steep bluffs.
This hike is of a moderate to difficult level as it has more hills and steeper grade. Many ideal swimming locations for the dogs.
Location: Forks of the Credit is located in Caledon.
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2014 Dates:
Price $60

*******TRIP SUGGESTIONS*******
We are always searching for different doggy adventures, if you have a suggestion for a trip please email us at jessie@dogpaddlingadventures.com - subject title TRIP SUGGESTION. If your idea is accepted you will receive a discount for that trip!

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Dog Paddling Adventures
35B- 10520 Yonge St
Suite 230
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 3C7
Tel.: 905-737-6647