A Natural Site
One of the unique characteristics of this beloved park is the large amount of natural forest. Over a third of the park has been left in its natural state. A haven for nature lovers, High Park features a wide variety of wildlife as well as several rare species of plants and stunning oak savannahs. Whether you are looking to enjoy a leisurely lakeside stroll or want to challenge yourself with one of the more steep hiking trails, you will be treated to a lush display of flowers and greenery as well as birds, chipmunks and squirrels.
On the park’s west side are the landscaped Hillside Gardens, which feature the lovely Hanging and Sunken Gardens. At the bottom of the Hillside Gardens is the landmark Maple Leaf Garden, a massive flowerbed in the shape of a maple leaf. This popular garden is a must-see and you’ll want to bring your camera to capture its beauty. Other photo-worthy highlights include the grove of Japanese cherry trees which burst into full bloom in the spring.