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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Orangeville

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • Perfect place for a family outing, close to Toronto, great scenery. Perfect for all seasons but fall is my favourite. 
  • Great place to hike. Did a 10K hike hear a couple of weeks ago ... before the fall color change. There are cliffs, streams, ponds, trails with tree canopies and barren hill tops from which you can see...  read more »
  • We went there for the first time not knowing what to expect but the trails were very nice. There are different ones you can take and we plan on going back this month to continue exploring other trails...  read more »
  • Very beautiful park. Trails are well maintained and should be easy for parents of young kids for those with slight mobility impairment. The gem to see here would be the stairs down through a large crevasse. Would also suggest to hike over to the small lake.
  • I have been here quite a few times. It is such an awesome park with lots of trails and amazing views. Recommend it :)
  • Great place for afternoon walk. About 20 kilometers of trails and total. Some good Lookouts as well.
  • Mono Cliffs isn't what I'd consider to be the most beautiful provincial park in Ontario but it is certainly one of the best within a reasonable distance of Toronto. It offers what I'd refer to as the "something-for-everyone" type of menu (if it were a restaurant). There is a small cave, lookout points, a lake, a gorge, and just all around nice trails. A bonus is that the Bruce Trail runs right through it.
  • Beautiful park with varied geology, good look out points, lakes and horse trails.
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