6:30?! You’ve got to be kidding! But we’re not. If you want to see why people from across Canada come to Happy Valley Forest in May, you have to come early. That’s when we will see the brilliant colours and hear the musical sounds of our wood warblers.
For those who come early, there will be a special surprise for every walker. It’s a cool list of the sounds the warblers make…you will love it!
Because the Forest is located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, there are plenty of small hills and valleys. The terrain will be moderate in difficulty, and the pace will be easy & comfortable for the average hiker.
Bring a water bottle, your camera & binoculars if you have them.
After the hike: consider going for coffee and/or breakfast at the nearby Pine Farms Orchard café which opens at 9 am.
David Love is a lifelong birdwatcher & environmentalist. Ann Love is a local artist & writer. Both have lived in the area for many years, and love to share their intimate knowledge of the forest and its avian inhabitants.
Meet the Loves at the junction of the 7th Concession Road and the 16th Sideroad in King Township.
One approach is to follow King Road east out of Nobleton, turn north (left) at the second rural road (last one before Weston Rd), and go roughly 3 km north to where it sharply curves to the right.