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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Orangeville

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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park lies within the rural town of Mono, in southern-Ontario, Canada, along the Bruce Trail. It is part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks System, and the escarpment Biosphere Reserve.Main entranceThe main entrance to the park is located along the 3rd Line E.H.S. at a pay parking lot with washrooms. There is a map of the park and the seven colour-coded trails: Carriage Trail (red) Spillway Trail (blue) Cliff Top Trail (green) McCarston's Lake (orange) South Outlier Trail (yellow) Lookout Trail (grey) Bruce Trail (dotted) The map also indicates how each section of the trail can be used: hiking biking horseback riding campingNatural featuresRock faces: As the name suggests, the park has a number of cliff faces along the Niagara Escarpment itself. Along the Cliff Top Trail is a sturdy set of stairs which descend about down the rock face to a wooden path that runs between the cliff face and a small outlier, providing excellent views of the rock, ferns, and cedars. Caving, rock climbing, bouldering, and scrambling are not permitted anywhere in the park.Also along the Cliff Top Trail is a viewing platform that extends out over the cliff edge, with a great view to the north east across the park to the farms beyond.Large Outliers: There are two large 'outliers' that have been separated from the main escarpment edge.Water features: In the north west corner of the park is McCarston's Lake. There are also a number of streams and smaller ponds throughout the park, the largest just below the viewing platform.
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  • Lovely walk through the forest and overlooking cliffs in the park. Very popular in the fall, but a walk here is always spectacular. After the walk stop at the Mono Cliffs Inn. Food is amazing and atmo...  more »
  • This park has fairly easy trails to walk and a number of different lengths. Easy to get to a not far from town especially nice in the fall as leaves begin to change as the trail has an excellent looko...  more »
  • Beautiful area. Well worth the drive from Toronto. Bring your camera. The scenery is gorgeous and the hiking is some of the best  more »
  • It was great. I went there as a school trip. There is a tdsb thingy there and there were many fun activities and good people there. The food is also good. The tdsb thingy isn't open to the public sadly but, if your school is going there I recommend it. The park is nice. Nice scenery. Went on a hike. Best thing that happened to me other than anime.
  • Absolutely love all of the trails! New to the area and have been trying new areas with my dog! Beautiful area
  • Other than a short hike, there's not much else to do or see, not much wildlife in the park either. If you have horses, I can see the appeal as you can take them into the park, otherwise, there's better parks
  • Hubby & I went there today. Amazing place to visit. The view was gorgeous.
  • Lots of looped trail options. Lots of trails welcome bikes. Lots of features like cliffs, rocky terrain, orchards, ponds, streams. Lots of loops have connecting trails as well. Outhouses available on one trail too is nice but bring your own toilet paper just in case.

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