If you read my last blog post then you would know that I decided to attempt to get back to eating well and living healthy after a busy Christmas season. Yes, I realize it is the end of January and I was a little late on the whole New Years resolution thing … but better late than never, right? So, in keeping with my news year resolution I told myself that I am going to make a point to be more active this year. Being enrolled in eight courses this semester makes it tough to find time to exercise, but I am going to do my best.
I live in the region of Halton and I am lucky enough that there are so many amazing hiking trails within it. I’ve lived here for two years and I’m a little ashamed to say that I haven’t made it to all of the trails yet, so I told myself that every weekend that I stay in Milton that I’ll make a point to get out and go on a hike (even if it is stupidly cold). My plan this past Sunday was to go hiking at Hilton Falls with my boyfriend, buuuut that didn’t end up happening. Like I said, I’m trying my best to eat well all the time but I’ve been allowing myself to indulge once per week. This Sunday my indulgence was all you can eat sushi, so it’s safe to say that we were not up for a two hour hike afterwards. Not wanting to feel like bums all day though, we still wanted to get out and do something so we decided to go to Milton’s Mill Pond. I had never been, but my mom had been going a lot in the fall so we thought it was worth checking out.
I have to say … I was a little less than impressed, but I’m going to attribute that to the fact that it is winter. When you first get there, you see a gazebo on the pond which I’m sure would be lovely to sit in once the weather is warmer. There’s a trail that wraps around the pond, which is surrounded by trees and runs next to a stream that has some rapids in it.I took some photos, but luckily my mom had also taken some when she was there in the fall so that you can all see how pretty it can be.
I didn’t get a photo of the gazebo, but here’s one my mom took in the fall. I will definitely be going back to visit once the weather’s warmer!
I think it took us around 20 minutes to walk the full trail, making it a good option if you want a quick walk with a bit of scenery. Like I said, I didn’t think it was the most beautiful trail in the winter, but if you’re not willing to commit to an actual hike, it is a decent alternative.