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Take your pick of more than 50 hiking trails across York Region


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!


Sheppard’s Bush

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

Richmond Hill

12691 Yonge St, Richmond Hill

Mill Pond Park

321 Mill St, Richmond Hill

Oak Ridges Trail

Richmond Hill

Twickenham Park

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.

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