It’s the end of the year, so it’s time to take a look upon the last year! I’ll share my favourites of hikes of 2022 in a few days, but first I wanted to highlight the five blog posts of this year that you have read the most.
This year, I decided to make a different list in French and in English. As the most popular stories are entirely different from one language to another, I found it interesting to compare the two lists (if you are interested to see what were the Top 5 stories in French, choose the option “Français” in the menu).
In English, mountain hikes and hikes around Ottawa were the stories that caught your attention the most.
5 – Exploring Meech Creek Valley in Gatineau
My blog posts on trails at Gatineau Park in the Outaouais are always very popular, so I’m not surprised that this one ended up in my 2022 Top 5. Meech Creek Valley was a pleasant surprise for me. I did not expect this hike to be so pleasant and photogenic!
4 – Hiking to the top of Blue Mountain near Charleston Lake Provincial Park
Last year, my blog post on Charleston Lake Provincial Park ended up being the most read post of 2021. I’m happy to see that this post about my hike to the top of Blue Mountain is also getting a lot of attention! Located in this Eastern Ontario provincial park, Blue Mountain isn’t very high but it offers a nice view on the area.
3 – Hiking to the top of Mount Morissette in the Outaouais
Another pleasant mountain hike that doesn’t require a lot of physical efforts and still leads to a beautiful view. Mount Morissette is located near Blue Sea, in the Outaouais, and is well known for its panoramic observation tower at the top that offers a 360-degree view on the area.
2 – Hiking to the top St. Regis Mountain and its fire tower in the Adirondacks
The third mountain hike on this list! I am really happy to see that this story is among my most read of this year, as I really enjoyed this hike to the top of St. Regis Mountain in New York State. And like Mount Morissette, there is also a tower at the top which offers a beautiful view on the surroundings!
1 – Ottawa – The frozen waterfalls of Sheila McKee Park
And finally, the most read blog post of this year is this one! I think that Sheila McKee Park is a beautiful nature gem, not much known outside Ottawa. This beautiful small park is located on a rocky escarpment that overlooks the Ottawa River, and in winter, if it’s cold enough, you can find beautiful frozen waterfalls along the escarpment. It’s visually stunning, which is probably why this story has been the most popular this year!
Thank you for your support and feedback this year! It always warms my heart to know that my articles are read and appreciated!
Your feet touched some lovely trails in 2022. I hope 2023 brings more wonderful trails and posts! Happy New Year!
Wishing you also a Happy New Year! All the best for 2023!
Sounds like you had a very successful year of hiking and exploring new trails. I haven’t done much hiking near the Ottawa area, but I now want to. Enjoy the rest of the holidays. Looking forward to a new year filled with lots of new adventures and memories. Cheers. Linda
Same to you! Wishing you a new year with lots of amazing trips and beautiful trails!
You found so many beautiful views on your hikes! I hope your Christmas has been wonderful, Vanessa. ☺️
Thanks John! I wish it was the same for you!
All great hikes Vanessa. Time spent outdoors, is time well spent. Hope you had a good Christmas. Allan
Thanks Allan! I hope you also had a good Christmas! 🙂