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!
16160 Highway 12 East, Midland
This reserve works year-round and includes a boardwalk and trail network, plus kayak tours, and wildlife programs.
670 Awenda Park Rd, Tiny
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.
402 Barrie Rd W, Oro Station
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!
Ingram Rd, Hillsdale
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.
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.
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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