Ontario boasts over 80,000 km in trails. Whether you're in downtown Toronto or North of Superior, we have a trail for you.
The Ontario Trails Council is a registered charity, led by volunteers who promote the development, management, use and conservation of Ontario's trails.
You'll find everything from gentle walking trails to rock faces for climbing and water routes to canoe and kayak.
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Monday, March 9, 2015
Ontario Trail News - find you favorite snowshoe trail, and a quick snowshoe lesson from the Hamilton Spectator
Snowshoeing is a great way to get outdoors during the winter months. It’s safe, easy to do and a fantastic form of exercise that will give you a full body workout as well as some much needed sunshine, fresh air and adventure.
Exercise can be hard to come by during the snowy seasons-but it goes a long way to staying happy and healthy. Snowshoeing offers a low impact and safe workout that strengthens muscles, improves endurance and burns a massive amount of calories.
The concept of snowshoes is a simple one. Putting more surface area on your feet distributes the weight more evenly across the snow, making it easier to walk on, rather than sink into.
On modern snowshoes the frame is made of aluminum making them strong, lightweight and maintenance free.
The decking creates the increased surface area and is composed of extremely rugged, waterproof material