You might find it a bit cheesy that I start this travel blog with a trip that was very local. Well, why not start with baby steps? Besides, the views and vistas from this little venture were so nice that I couldn't resist adding them.
Rattlesnake Point in Milton, Ontario is less than an hour drive westwards from downtown Toronto and a little more than that from where we live. It's name conjures up images of snakes but most travelers will wonder how this very non-threatening place got it. Rattlesnake Point got its name from the glaciers that cut through the Niagara Escarpment thus creating a twisting path in the landform that resembles the way the rattlesnake moves...or something like that. It is actually a United Nations Biosphere protected area and is an important locale for eco-tourism in the Greater Toronto Area.