Ontario - Outdoor Activities

Ontario has approximately 237 trails, including 142 hiking trails and 55 for road biking. These trails range from 0.1 to 450 miles in length. The most popular trails are Niagara Recreation Trail, Dufferin Islands Trails, Niagara Falls and Algonquin Provincial Park Trails. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Ontario was Peter W. who completed Manitou Mountain.

  • Bruce Peninsula National Park Trails

    6 Reviews

    Tobermory, ON

    Bruce Peninsula National Park is actually three parks in one. Hikers who like sandy, flat beach walks will appreciate Dorcas Bay, on the shores of Lake Huron to the west of Highway 6. Those who ...
    •  7 trails totaling 15 hours
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Bruce Peninsula National Park is actually three parks in one. Hikers who like sandy, flat beach walks will appreciate Dorcas ...

  • Myths, Miracles and Pathways

    3 Reviews

    Niagara on the Lake, ON

    This tour begins in Niagara-on-the Lake, the first capital of Upper Canada, and travels through Queenston Heights, one of the province’s oldest towns. Passing under the shadow of Brock’s Monument, ...
    •  34.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This tour begins in Niagara-on-the Lake, the first capital of Upper Canada, and travels through Queenston Heights, one of ...

  • Lake Superior Provincial Park Trails

    3 Reviews

    Wawa, ON

    In many ways, the history of Lake Superior Provincial Park, a 155,600ha (384,332-acre) region on the shores of Lake Superior is a microcosm of Canadian history. Thanks to the volcanoes and earthquakes ...
    •  11 trails totaling 12 to 19 days
    •  79.4 miles
    •  Guide

    In many ways, the history of Lake Superior Provincial Park, a 155,600ha (384,332-acre) region on the shores of Lake Superior ...

  • Killarney Provincial Park Trails

    3 Reviews

    Sudbury, ON

    Ask anybody about Killarney Provincial Park and they’ll tell you about clear blue lakes, white hills, pink granite ridges, cranberries and lots of sugar maples–plus pine, cedar, oak, black cherry ...
    •  4 trails totaling 7 to 10 days
    •  67.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Ask anybody about Killarney Provincial Park and they’ll tell you about clear blue lakes, white hills, pink granite ridges, ...

  • Stonebridge Trail

    2 Reviews

    Nepean, ON

    This is a pleasant walk in an area that has rapidly developed into suburbia. Its two halves are quite different, with the first 2 km (1.25 mi) almost always within sight of houses, and the final ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a pleasant walk in an area that has rapidly developed into suburbia. Its two halves are quite different, with the ...

  • Algonquin Provincial Park Trails

    2 Reviews

    Haliburton, ON

    When the government of Ontario passed the Algonquin Park Act, which set aside 18 townships as a “health resort and pleasure ground” and logging forest reserve in 1893, they didn’t know that their ...
    •  22 trails totaling 46 hours
    •  169 miles
    •  Guide

    When the government of Ontario passed the Algonquin Park Act, which set aside 18 townships as a “health resort and pleasure ...

  • Pukaskwa National Park Trails

    2 Reviews

    Marathon, ON

    Part of the mystique of Pukaskwa National Park comes from its location on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest by surface area–and possibly coldest– freshwater lake in the world. The lake’s ...
    •  4 trails totaling 1 to 10 days
    •  41 miles
    •  Guide

    Part of the mystique of Pukaskwa National Park comes from its location on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest by surface ...

  • Frontenac Provincial Park Trails

    2 Reviews

    Sydenham, ON

    By providing hikers with a peaceful experience, Frontenac Park lives up to the creed of its first superintendent, R. Bruce Page, who believed that wilderness should be as untouched by humans ...
    •  12 trails totaling 85 hours
    •  112.5 miles
    •  Guide

    By providing hikers with a peaceful experience, Frontenac Park lives up to the creed of its first superintendent, R. Bruce ...

  • Elliot Lake Hiking Trails

    2 Reviews

    Elliot Lake, ON

    The town of Elliot Lake offers hikers a multitude of linked trails, all located from various parking lots in the middle of town, including two on Highway 108 itself. If you want to do all the ...
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The town of Elliot Lake offers hikers a multitude of linked trails, all located from various parking lots in the middle of ...

  • Killarney to the French River

    1 Reviews

    Killarney, ON

    I think most paddlers would agree that the stretch of shoreline from Killarney Provincial Park to the historic French River is the best paddle in Georgian Bay and certainly one of the best in ...
    •  Day trip to seven days
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    I think most paddlers would agree that the stretch of shoreline from Killarney Provincial Park to the historic French River ...

  • Toronto: Humber River

    1 Reviews

    Toronto, ON

    The Humber River paddle starts on the Toronto waterfront, offering good views of downtown, and then wanders north up the river. A quick look at a map of the area will show that the river is lined ...
    •  Part to full day
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Humber River paddle starts on the Toronto waterfront, offering good views of downtown, and then wanders north up the ...

  • Slate Islands

    1 Reviews

    Terrace Bay, ON

    The Slate Islands are an almost circular group about 6 miles offshore at Terrace Bay. There are currently no charter boats to take kayakers out to the islands, so there is no alternative to making ...
    •  Three to five days
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    The Slate Islands are an almost circular group about 6 miles offshore at Terrace Bay. There are currently no charter boats ...

  • Niagara Recreation Trail

    1 Reviews

    Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, ON

    Niagara Recreation Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario. It is within Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 510 feet altitude. ...
    •  4.3 miles

    Niagara Recreation Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario. It is within Niagara ...

  • Rock Dunder

    1 Reviews

    Kingston, ON

    Hikes with grand views are always popular, and Rock Dunder has been attracting hikers to its summit for more than 100 years. In 2006, the Rideau Waterway Land Trust purchased this property from ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Hikes with grand views are always popular, and Rock Dunder has been attracting hikers to its summit for more than 100 years. ...

  • Toronto, Ontario

    1 Reviews

    Toronto , ON

    If you shy away from city vacations because of the hassles associated with large metropolitan areas, take a trip to Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s largest city and top visitor destination. This spanking-clean ...
    •  Up to a week's worth of fun.
    •  Guide

    If you shy away from city vacations because of the hassles associated with large metropolitan areas, take a trip to Toronto, ...

  • Toronto Islands

    1 Reviews

    Toronto, ON

    This archipelago is just 1 mile south of Toronto and makes a great day paddle destination, with opportunities for sidetrips to quiet little bays or paddling the Inner Harbour, which offers an ...
    •  Part to full day
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This archipelago is just 1 mile south of Toronto and makes a great day paddle destination, with opportunities for sidetrips ...

  • Awenda Provincial Park Trails

    1 Reviews

    Penetanguishene, ON

    Anyone interested in glacier-created landforms will want to visit Awenda Provincial Park on the edge of the Penetanguishene Peninsula, which juts into Georgian Bay to create Nottawasaga Bay and ...
    •  7 trails totaling 12 hours
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Anyone interested in glacier-created landforms will want to visit Awenda Provincial Park on the edge of the Penetanguishene ...

  • Bon Echo Provincial Park Trails

    1 Reviews

    Cloyne, ON

    Bon Echo Rock on Mazinaw Lake has been an important spiritual site for at least the past 300 to 1,000 years during which it’s estimated the more than 260 Algonkian pictographs on it were completed. ...
    •  7 trails totaling 15 hours
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    Bon Echo Rock on Mazinaw Lake has been an important spiritual site for at least the past 300 to 1,000 years during which ...

  • Halfway Lake Provincial Park Trails

    1 Reviews

    Sudbury, ON

    Halfway Lake Provincial Park encompasses 4,735 ha (11,695 acres) on the Canadian Shield around and north of Halfway Lake. Most of the area is covered by boreal forest, although a tornado in 2002 ...
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Halfway Lake Provincial Park encompasses 4,735 ha (11,695 acres) on the Canadian Shield around and north of Halfway Lake. ...

  • The Greater Toronto Area Bike Paths and Rail Trails

    1 Reviews

    Toronto, ON

    Toronto's growth over the last 20 years has literally redefined the city. It has blossomed into a metropolis with a decidedly cosmopolitan air. Nowhere else in Canada are there as many different ...
    •  Guide

    Toronto's growth over the last 20 years has literally redefined the city. It has blossomed into a metropolis with a decidedly ...

  • Gatineau Hills Leg Warmer

    1 Reviews

    Ottawa, ON

    The Gatineau Hills are an Ottawa attraction that should not be missed. This is a challenging ride along roads and recreational trails that wind their way steadily upwards through the forest to ...
    •  42.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Gatineau Hills are an Ottawa attraction that should not be missed. This is a challenging ride along roads and recreational ...

  • Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway, Brantford

    1 Reviews

    Brantford, ON

    The Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway is a network of trails along the south and north shores of the Grand River in Brantford. On the south side, the trails connect the Grand Valley Trail, Alexander ...
    •  5 sections totaling 10 hours
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway is a network of trails along the south and north shores of the Grand River in Brantford. ...

  • Silent Lake Provincial Park Trails

    1 Reviews

    Apsley, ON

    Other than the lake itself, this 1,450ha (3,582-acre) park doesn’t have any particular feature that stands out, but it’s still one of the top 10 places to go in Ontario. You’ll love the astonishing ...
    •  3 trails totaling 7.5 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Other than the lake itself, this 1,450ha (3,582-acre) park doesn’t have any particular feature that stands out, but it’s ...

  • Shakespeare’s Stone town: Stratford and Saint Marys (Rail-Trail)

    1 Reviews

    Stratford, ON

    This ride is an excellent afternoon excursion that leaves you plenty of time to enjoy an evening show at the Stratford Festival. Beginning along the banks of the Avon River, the tour quickly ...
    •  40.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is an excellent afternoon excursion that leaves you plenty of time to enjoy an evening show at the Stratford Festival. ...

  • Ottawa Greenbelt Trails

    1 Reviews

    Ottawa, ON

    The National Greenbelt encompasses 20,000ha (49,400 acres) of land that was set aside as a green space in 1950 to prevent the city of Ottawa from expanding in an urban sprawl. This trail guide ...
    •  28 trails totaling 41.5 hours
    •  70 miles
    •  Guide

    The National Greenbelt encompasses 20,000ha (49,400 acres) of land that was set aside as a green space in 1950 to prevent ...

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