There’s nothing quite like a long walk or bike ride amid the quiet calm of York Region’s many natural oases. With spring arriving in all its beauty, now is the perfect time to explore the trails of York Region. Here are a few suggestions.
Oak Ridges Corridor Park – Richmond Hill
This part of the Oak Ridges Moraine features 8 km of trails between Bathurst Street and Bayview Avenue. The trail passes through rolling hills dotted with wetlands and meadows, and is home to more than 400 different types of plants and 80 wildlife species. To see the trail map, please click here.
Nokiidaa Trail – East Gwillimbury, Newmarket and Aurora
The 20-km trail winds along the East Holland River, passing through greenspaces, wetlands and historic sites. Along the Nokiidaa Trail, discover Rogers Reservoir, George Richardson Park and Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area. To see the trail, please click here.
Milne Dam Conservation Area – Markham
The 2.3-km trail connects historic Main Street Unionville to the Rouge River Valley. The conservation area is home to wetlands and forests, providing space for many migratory birds, such as blue jays and blue herons. To see the trail, please click here.
Sibbald Point Provincial Park – Georgina
Explore the rich history along the 4.6-km trail, which includes the Sibbald family estate home, a 19th-century manor house. Ride over to Duclos Point Road, which is part of a provincial nature reserve for wildlife sightings. To see the trail, please click here.
Centennial Park Mountain Bike Trail – King Township
Up for a challenge, try the mountain bike trail part of Centennial Park in King. The 5-km trail has a set of three loops designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders. The trail is perfect for the youngsters to practise their skills. To see the trail, please click here.
For more information on hiking and biking trails across York Region, please click here.