5 Great Hiking Trails to Explore
Are the kids getting restless? Do you need an outdoor activity that will get them away from the TV, expending energy and enjoying the great outdoors? Go on.a hike with the kids! The Greater Toronto Area offers great trails that will get you out there together, enjoying nature and taking in the sights and sounds.
Find easy hikes along lakes, fields and waterfalls and enjoy some great hiking with your family.
5 hiking trails to explore...
Don Valley Trails
At Pottery Road, Toronto
The Don offers many opportunities for long and short walks away from the city traffic with 11 kilometres of trails through steep-sided green spaces. The asphalt trails are great for walking, hiking, cycling, and jogging and there is plenty to explore when you step off the beaten path. There are narrow ravines and wide-open spaces, offering a variety of environments to hike across and through.
Brimley Road and Kingston, Scarborough
The Bluffs stretch for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto in the west, to East Point Park in the east. Scarborough Bluffs Park offers dramatic views of Lake Ontario and the eroding sand cliffs that form the Scarborough Bluffs. Visitors can enjoy trails, beaches, gardens, sports and recreation facilities.
1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto
High Park is Toronto's largest public park featuring many hiking trails, sports facilities, diverse vegetation, a beautiful lakefront, convenient parking, a dog park, a zoo, playgrounds for children, greenhouses, and picnic areas. Its seven kilometres of asphalt trails are an ideal place for a relaxing walk to escape the city. One-third of the park has been left in its natural state so there is plenty to explore away from the trail.
50 Bloomington Road West (York Region)
Hiking is the best way to explore Rouge Park. Rouge Park is over 40 km2, protecting two National Historic Sites and a variety of ecosystems joining the post-glacial Oak Ridges Moraine, roughly 50 km north of Toronto, and the City's biggest wetland, where the Rouge River empties into Lake Ontario. Enjoy rustic trails through forests and meadows, or a stroll on the beach. Rouge Park' also offers guided alks for those wanting an urban wilderness adventure! You can join a walk to discover nature and wildlife with friendly and fun volunteer leaders.
Terra Cotta Conservation Park
Old Derry Road, Mississauga
The Terra Cotta Conservation Area is a unique setting with 485 acres of natural environment and a trail lover’s paradise that will give you a great appreciation for the beauty of the surrounding natural settings. Trails in the Credit Valley Watershed cover a wide variety of geographical features, including the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment, providing picturesque settings for a leisurely stroll or a challenging, rugged hike.
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