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Just loved it. Felt like an explorer when we were there! Walking over the gigantic rocks in pitch dark, with tiny mobile lights guiding us our way! What an adventure it was! Also saw so many shooting stars, moving satellites, picture perfect sky so full...More
So that was fun! When I first heard about the "Dark Sky" I thought my boyfriend was describing a new Star Wars movie but to my surprise, when the sleeping bags and tents were thrown into the car, I realized I was about to embark...More
Over this past August long weekend, the Torrance Barrens was extremely busy. A man that we met along the trail was advising people that the " No Camping" and "No Parking" signs appearing in the area, were posted last year by the authorities. One of...More
During the day you can hike around a glacial pot hole, following the Torrance Barrens trail, and at night you can see an incredible number of stars. The Barrens looks like the landscape much further north as there are a lot of lichens on granite...More
We, as a family, have been going to Torrence Barrens for years and years. It has always been a 'go to place' when we are searching for 'something to do' or 'somewhere to go' and it never fails to amaze! There is so much going...More
One of my preferred places to visit outside yet close to Toronto. The place is a dark sky preserve which allows visitors to view the stars and find constellations and when lucky get possible viewings of northern lights.
A nice place to get away from...More
Have been going there since 2005. Glad to see that the authorities are implementing regulations so that this precious eco-sensitive land is protected and people who visit respect this place enough to be considerate to take all their trash and waste with them. It is...More
Not far at all.
You park, walk through some trees and there's an opening with a couple of billboards that explains the significance of the place. Within 2-5 minutes you can find a good spot. Bring a chair.