Moccasin Trail Park has to be one of Toronto’s best kept secrets. Yet, thousands of Torontonians unwittingly drive by it every day. Nestled just west of the DVP at Lawrence, it contains some incredible original forest, a beaver pond, a park area with picnic benches, and walking trails. The entrance to it is an unassuming wooden sign just off the Donway East. Follow that trail down, down into the woods… and you’ll find yourself transported into another world. Although you never loose the white noise of the DVP, there’s something cool about a place so private and full of wildlife, yet so close to civilization. Unlike High Park, there’s always parking there, and there are usually only a couple folks there every time we go. For those not pushing a stroller like we were, you can follow the trails even further – into the Charles Sauriol Conservation Area. Bring a lunch, bring your camera, bring Wellies, and leave your troubles behind.