Ontario Trails

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If you ask anyone from Toronto what they think of when they hear the name “Mississauga,” you’ll likely hear responses of “shopping malls, suburbs, highways” or perhaps one word: “driving.” It’s quite likely that people from other parts of the...
The keys to success on any family hike with kids are accessible trails, a variety of terrain, a high probability of wildlife sightings and surprise snacks. These eight family-friendly hiking trails near Toronto offer all of the above. (Except for...
By 'Live the Adventure' Club Ambassador Stephanie Huff When the weather finally climbs to warmer temperatures, you may be feeling the itch to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Lucky for you, southern Ontario is an outdoor wonderland, filled with natural...
Grey County is one of Ontario’s best places to hike. Thanks to the Niagara Escarpment, Grey County’s landscape is full of natural wonders, from geological potholes to trees growing right out of rock and towering gorges that will make you...
The Bruce Peninsula is one of Ontario’s most popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. The incredible landscape of the Bruce Peninsula is made up of untamed forests, soaring cliffs and crystal blue waters. But its majestic natural beauty is in danger—due, in...
Winter fitness pals: who says you have to put in time at the gym through the cold months? Bundle up and get active outdoors! Snowshoeing is great exercise. Add some weights to your ankles to get those legs burning or...
The Bruce Peninsula is Ontario’s best kept secret—except it’s not so secret anymore. These days, it's a top summer destination for its aquamarine-coloured water and cove and grotto explorations. The transparent waters are perfect for a sunny afternoon swim. The...
City: Toronto Region: Bluffer's Park Province/State: Ontario Country: Canada Difficulty Easy Time 1 - 2 hours Round Trip Distance 5 km Elevation Gain Minimal Camping No Public Transit? Yes Dog Friendly Yes Kid Friendly Yes A haven of serenity right next to the city. The stunning Scarborough Bluffs trace the banks of lake Ontario for 14 kilometers, rising over 60 metres...
City: Thunder Bay Region: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Province/State: Ontario Country: Canada Difficulty Moderate Time 4 - 5 hours Round Trip Distance 12 km Elevation Gain 500 m Camping Yes Public Transit? No Dog Friendly Yes Kid Friendly Yes Another of Sleeping Giant’s classic routes, Talus Lake Trail is accessed from Kabeyun Trail, at Tee Harbour, and leads from Sleeping...
City: Oshawa Region: Durham Regional Forest Province/State: Ontario Country: Canada Difficulty Moderate Time 2 - 3 hours Round Trip Distance 12 km Elevation Gain 400 m Camping No Public Transit? No Dog Friendly Yes Kid Friendly Yes Well-organized and marked, despite the forks in the trails, this trail system is a city escape for the experienced hiker and the novice...
City: Pickering Region: Grand Valley Park Province/State: Ontario Country: Canada Difficulty Moderate Time 3 - 4 hours Round Trip Distance 12.9 km Elevation Gain 174 m Camping No Public Transit? No Dog Friendly Yes Kid Friendly Yes Offering a variety of elevations, this trail is great in challenging the average hiker. Maintain caution when crossing the river section and enjoy...
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