Stay active and healthy this spring season with a trek outdoors. Throughout our areas of service, you can find several well-kept walking, hiking, and biking trails to help keep you on the move. Whether you’re training for a marathon or going for a walk with your dog, we have detailed a few of our favourite trails to enjoy in our areas of service.
Georgian Trail, Collingwood
The Georgian Trail runs over a staggering 34 kilometres along the beautiful shore of Georgian Bay between Collingwood and Meaford. It features a surface that is ideal for adventurers through every season. There are regular distance markers along the Trail and shady rest spots with benches. There are bridges across several of the creeks that line the trail. There are over 30 access points to this trail, making it that much more convenient to visit.
The Beltline Trail
Composed of three sections, the Beltline Trail in toronto stretches 9 kilometres in length, following a long-abandoned commuter rail line. It’s mostly flat and feels adequately secluded in numerous sections despite its proximity to the developed urban environment that surrounds it. In such an urbanized city, finding a secluded space to enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride is limited, so be sure to take advantage of this amazing trail to connect you through the city. On its easternmost end, it connects with the Lower Don Trail, which allows you to walk or bike all the way down to the city’s core – the perfect way to enjoy more outdoor activities in Toronto.
The Woodland Trails is located on the east side of County Road 45 across from Woodland Rd. This trail is the perfect way to hike in Northumberland County Forest on a beautiful Spring day. The Woodland Trails’ pass through almost all habitats found in the Northumberland County Forest – successional forest, pine plantations, mature oak and poplar forests and Black Oak Woodland. It is only 2.3 kilometres from the trailhead to the top of Lookout Mountain, where you can enjoy an unobstructed spectacular view.
Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area
Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area is located about 20 kilometres southeast of Picton. Since the mid-1960s, this section of the Long Point Peninsula has been known for its importance for migratory birds. It is a beautiful place to spend a day, pack a picnic, swim at one of several small unsupervised gravel beaches or launch your boat in the harbour at the end of Long Point Road. The hiking trail allows you to explore the natural beauty that The County has to offer from a different point of view.
Echo Valley Nature and Bike Trails
Whether you are looking for wildlife, planning a short hike, a fast paced mountain bike trail ride, or a scenic snowshoe excursion, this Muskokan trail is the perfect four-season spot. There are a total of over 3.5 km of trails in Echo Valley Nature and Bike Trails that consist of the main trunk line and 14 smaller trails with varying degrees of difficulty. The park is approximately 24 hectares (60 acres) in size and there is a viewing platform overlooking the protected land.