By Shelly Khushal
Ah, summer. The perfect time to get out and discover the world at your doorstep.
Whether you choose to stroll leisurely through the local park or head deep into one of the region’s many forested tracts, York Region offers more options than you could possibly imagine.
Did you know there are more than 50 trails in York Region? That every trail map is easily accessible and interactive?
You can find them here.
As an avid hiker, I can attest that York Region is rich with an abundance walking trails and forests.
Here are my top choices. But don’t take my word for it – try them all for yourself!
Industry St, Aurora
Whitchurch Conservation Area
Aurora Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Forest Therapy Trail
Tuclor Ln, Markham
Milne Dam Conservation Park
8251 McCowan Rd, Markham
Porritt Tract York Regional Forest
15470 Kennedy Rd, Newmarket
12691 Yonge St, Richmond Hill
Mill Pond Park
321 Mill St, Richmond Hill
Oak Ridges Trail
68 Canyon Hill Ave, Richmond Hill
Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area
3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Boyd Conservation Area
8739 Islington Ave Vaughan
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Dr, Woodbridge
Shelly Khushal is a busy mother of two and an active member of the York Region community, always keeping abreast of the social scene, latest trends and products; highlighting fun events in and around York Region.
Main photo: Thornton Bales Conservation Area, King City.
Top photo row, from left: Nokiidaa Park Trail, Mill Pond Park, Kortright Centre, Huntington Park.
Bottom photo tow, from left: Cawthra Mulock Trail, The ROC, Sutton Zephyr, The Stink Trail.