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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  • 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.
  • Went here camping the summer of 2016. The nature and wilderness is absolutely beautiful but it was a little crowded. Because it's so quiet and everyone camps in the same area, the people across from us stayed up all night and we could hear everything they were saying. We thought it might be more secluded with less people but it seems that this place is quite popular. On a plus side, there's not that many mosquitoes​ unless you go into the forest.
  • Incredible incredible - clean sites and free! The water is near the parking area and the views are amazing at night. 360 degree pan of the stars, as low as the horizon even. Gotta be careful not to litter - saw a few pieces of garbage around
  • Absolutely Love This Place. Visited for the first time last night to try and catch the aurora. What a great idea and place for conservation. Though I am mortified to how people behave there. Taking pictures and enjoying the view was an absolute waste of time because of the other patrons there and the light pollution they created and noise. I wish people would familiarize themselves with the requests of the place, respect others, minimize your light production and don't be messy. IE Know how to use your camera before you get there, use your light to find your spot and turn if off, turn excessive lights down or off on your camera and phone. It's really simple. Be considerate.
  • it's awesome place; check the sky before you go, make sure it's not cloudy or anything otherwise have fun looking at the beautiful stars out there . if you are a photographer keep your cam ready for some startrail photography!!

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