Huntington Park, Markham
Huntington Park is located south of the 407 highway between Bayview Ave and Leslie Street.
The German Mills Creek flows through the park and eventually into the East Don River.
There is limited parking at the dog park, so drive a bit further to the larger parking lot between the baseball diamond and the soccer field. The address is Huntington Park Drive, east of Lambert Road.
Off-Leash Dog Park
The dog park is quite large, and Lucy has made many friends on every visit. We often start our hikes in a dog park to learn more about the area. On our first visit, we met a couple at the dog park who were planning to hike the trail with their dogs, so they became our tour guides on the hike.
For a full 5 km loop, I recommend that you first walk the hydro corridor trail parallel to the highway.
Valley View Park
Before you cross the bridge that takes you to Evergreen Crescent, turn left into the ravine and follow the trail beside the creek.
Continue in the same direction as the creek until you see a trail going down to the creek.
Maple View Park
This section of the trail is closer to the creek with houses up the hill on the left.
Turn back at this point and head back until you see this carved tree.
I was able to let Lucy stay off-leash the entire hike. As we approach other people, Lucy has been trained to come to me for treats instead of saying hi to strangers. Some people keep their dogs on leash, so it depends on you and your dog.
While walking in the hydro corridor, we saw a raven's nest. When leaving, we saw a pair of ravens capture a meal.
There were many chickadees in one area, and we noticed a woodpecker as well.