Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve, Torrance

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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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  • Ive only been here once in the winter. There are three trails here. The pine ridge trail which is currently closed because of a sketchy bridge. It is a 5.6 km trail. The short loop is 4.3 km and the extension trail is 6.4 km. All the loops are very easy to follow in the summer (white blazers) in the winter I took a few wrong turns.
  • Well we just got back from there and I would give it a 5 star because a bunch of people ruined it! They sat in their cars with their head light running lights on! No consideration for anyone else! Ignorance! They were how can I say, out of towners! With having a handicap, we are unable to walk around, so we tried to see from our car but not possible with headlights and running lights on! 😠
  • Definitely one of the best dark sky spots near GTA. The sad part is, this place is getting worse, as it has become more popular, you have more, how should I put it.... inconsiderate people visiting the place. If you are visiting this place, please, do not have your flashlight pointed towards other people!!!!! If you can't see or you are afraid of the dark, try to minimize it by pointing it towards the ground!!! You have to remember, that one/group you just flashed, they may go through that close to 20 times when there is a astronomical event. If you are in a group, just have one or two flash lights, you really don't need a flash light per person. When you are driving don't turn on your high beams!!!!
  • 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

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