Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve, Torrance

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#3 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Ontario
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  • 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 amaz...  more »
  • We took a side trip to add 10km or so to our ride. Nice variety of terrain, worth an hour or so. Not busy, easy to experience some naure.  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 ...  more »
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  • Almost zero light pollution and not so far away from Toronto. Don't forget to bring a blanket with you since it might get quite chilly in Fall. Unfortunately, there aren't much accommodation places around. Very good spot for stargazing, night/long exposure photography. I would recommend coming to the place in the morning to get an idea of the open space since it is hard to navigate in dark.
  • Nice granite platform to spread out. Winding access if going through 11 then 13. It's better if you take the north west way from the 400
  • Great place to stargaze. Bring a camping chair, blanket, camera and tripod and enjoy the night sky.
  • Dark sky preserve and crown land, Canadian citizens can camp for free up to 21 days, (there are no facilities, bathrooms, or lights due to its status as a conservation area) international visitors require a permit to camp. Great for viewing the stars with no substantial light pollution nearby. Several trails that snake through the park along exposed granite bluffs. Beautiful wetlands if you don't mind the bugs.
  • cloudy. Crowded.amazed at people still rolling in at midnight.did manage to find a more secluded spot to camp, further down the road, albiet a bit overgrown. Would have liked to have had time to take more of a look around, have clear skies. One good thing is that parking is free and so is the camping

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