The Best Hiking and Biking Trails in Simcoe County

Looking for the great escape

Need a break from all the hustle and bustle? Pack your bags and make a day trip to Simcoe County – an easy drive outside of Toronto where you can find parks filled with stunning scenery, endless trails, and luscious greenery. In an effort to help you make your great escape, we’ve put together a list of trails you can hit on foot or via bicycle.

Check out the best trails in Simcoe County for hiking and biking below!

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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

16160 Highway 12 East, Midland

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This reserve works year-round and includes a boardwalk and trail network, plus kayak tours, and wildlife programs.

 

Awenda Provincial Park

670 Awenda Park Rd, Tiny

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Make a trip to Awenda Provincial Park to check out wildlife, nature and more. Through the park you can take Bluff’s Trail, a 13-kilometre circular route accessible from various locations within the park.

 

Oro-Medonte Rail Trail

402 Barrie Rd W, Oro Station

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Ore-Medonte trail is 28-kilometres and follows an abandoned CN Rail line parallel to the shoreline. It’s perfect for all kinds of activities – from biking to hiking and more!

 

Copeland Forest

Ingram Rd, Hillsdale

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Full of towering pines, oaks, birches, evergreens, wildflowers and ferns, Copeland forest is said to be one of the most beautiful forests in southern Ontario.

 

Scout Valley Loop Trail

Old Barrie Road East, Orillia

Scout Valley is covered in mature forest and has three loop trails, some of which lead to small streams and refreshing spring water. Best of all, if you reach the top of the hill you can lookout at stunning views of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.

 

Tay Shore Trail

145 Albert St, Victoria Harbour

The Tay Shore Trail stretches 18.5-kilometres across Tay Township. Pass through fields, wetlands, and wooded areas amongst the Wye, Hogg and Sturgeon rivers – enhanced by informative plaques outlining natural and historical aspects of the space!


 

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