The landscape of Rouge National Urban Park was formed after the retreat of the vast continental ice sheets, some 13,000 years ago. As the ice retreated, a layer of sand and silt up to 100 m thick was left behind, to be carved by water and wind into the rolling hills and valleys that can be seen today.
VISIT Rouge National Urban Park:
Rouge National Urban Park was established in 2015, and has a total area of 19,840 acres (31 square miles, or 80 square kilometers).
|Address||Zoo Rd, Toronto, ON, M1B|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Rouge National Urban Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Rouge National Urban Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Rouge National Urban Park are July, August, May & June.
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Rouge National Urban Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Rouge National Urban Park is visited.
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Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Rouge National Urban Park.
|Georgian Bay Islands National Park||117 km|
|Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site||118 km|
|Bruce Peninsula National Park||179 km|
|Women's Rights National Historical Park||227 km|
|Fathom Five National Marine Park||242 km|
|Harriet Tubman National Historical Park||243 km|
|Point Pelee National Park||261 km|
|Thousand Islands National Park||266 km|
|James A. Garfield National Historic Site||306 km|
|Fort Stanwix National Monument||314 km|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Rouge National Urban Park:
|Dagmar Resort||Uxbridge, ON||653 ft||18%||16 km|
|Skyloft Ski Resort||Uxbridge, ON||1,330 ft||34%||17 km|
|Lakeridge Resort||Uxbridge, ON||1,213 ft||23%||17 km|
|Uplands Ski Centre||Thornhill, ON||656 ft||13%||20 km|
|Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard Centre||North York, ON||633 ft||22%||26 km|
|Centennial Park Ski & Snowboard Centre||Etobicoke, ON||557 ft||19%||42 km|
|Mount Chinguacousy||Brampton, ON||777 ft||13%||46 km|
|Brimacombe||Orono, ON||1,020 ft||23%||54 km|
|Devil's Elbow Ski Area||Bethany, ON||0 ft||29%||61 km|
|Hockley Valley Resort||Mono, ON||1,387 ft||46%||65 km|
|Snow Valley Ski Resort||Minesing, ON||1,053 ft||30%||69 km|
|Mansfield Ski Club||Mansfield, ON||1,227 ft||41%||72 km|
|Glen Eden||Milton, ON||1,049 ft||13%||74 km|
|Horseshoe Resort||Barrie, ON||1,332 ft||37%||77 km|
|Mount St. Louis Moonstone||Coldwater, ON||1,252 ft||29%||85 km|
|Sugarloaf||Carrabassett Valley, ME||4,237 ft||67%||102 km|
|Blue Mountain||The Blue Mountains, ON||1,482 ft||47%||107 km|
|Chicopee||Kitchener, ON||1,213 ft||33%||110 km|
|Batawa Ski Hill||Batawa, ON||262 ft||39%||133 km|
|Sir Sam's Ski Area||Eagle Lake, ON||1,450 ft||43%||146 km|
|Kissing Bridge||Glenwood, NY||1,750 ft||35%||154 km|
|Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area||Huntsville, ON||1,276 ft||21%||158 km|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Rouge National Urban Park.
|Lester B. Pearson International Airport||YYZ||Toronto, ON||43 km|
|Buffalo Niagara International Airport||BUF||Buffalo, NY||117 km|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||268 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||321 km|
|Cleveland Hopkins International Airport||CLE||Cleveland, OH||352 km|
|Detroit Metropolitan Airport||DTW||Detroit, MI||385 km|
|Pittsburgh International Airport||PIT||Pittsburgh, PA||391 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Rouge National Urban Park.
|Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport||YTZ||Toronto, ON||36 km|
|Niagara Falls International Airport||IAG||Niagara Falls, NY||95 km|
|John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport||YHM||Hamilton, ON||102 km|
|Waterloo Airport||YKF||Kitchener, ON||106 km|
|Greater Rochester International Airport||ROC||Rochester, NY||155 km|
|London Airport||YXU||London, ON||184 km|
|Kingston Norman Rogers Airport||YGK||Kingston, ON||213 km|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.