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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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Ontario Trails News - Trailhead Ontrio June 19-21, IMBA Training June 22,23, 2016
We are going to be talking about the new Adirondack to Algonquin trail
Plan with representatives from the Adirondack to Algonquin Organization -
Please welcome Emily Conger from the A2A Trail Collaborative.
Over the last two years Petawawa Economic Development
has spearheaded the development of a community trails committee along
the lines of the OTC RTC model. Join Kelly Williams from Petawawa as he
discusses the development and successes of this initiative in support of
Ottawa Valley Outdoor Experiences!
rarely is there so much to do in an area. Ottawa Valley has it all.
Trails, amenities and more - join us as we learn about their quality and
quantity of trails related destinations and experiences
Over the past 6 years the Parks of the St. Lawrence
have revitalized their trail system, offering more and newer kilometers
of trails in support of the park's other experiences. Welcome Lou
Seiler from Parks of the St. Lawrence as he talks about the development
and enactment process!
Since 2012 the Ontario Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport
has worked to consult with communities on the Ontario trails strategy
and the various new legislation in support of trails - i.e. "The
Supporting Ontario trails Act." Come and hear from the government on the
progress we are making together to make better communities through
City of Ottawa Cycling and trails
- Ottawa has a world class system of trails and cycling routes. Come
and here the planning department talk about the fit of planning with
The National Capital Greenbelt in Ottawa
has over 150 kilometres of trails that connect to the Trans Canada
Trail, Rideau Trail and Capital Pathway network. Whether you have half
an hour for a short hike or plan on spending the day, the Greenbelt has
something for you.
Trans Canada Trail works
with local partners – trail owner/operators – to plan and support
development of trail across Ontario. With a connectivity challenge to be
met for 2017 come and hear about how the TCT supports trails,
communities and it's completion!
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and it's only right that you protect yourself
while out on the trails. Lyme-carrying black-legged ticks can be found
across Canada - but the highest concentration of infection is in Eastern
Canada - which scientists believe is linked to climate change. Follow
these tips to avoid Lyme disease. Come to the conference and hear about the strategies the working group is developing to help the public.
Sentiers Prescott Russell and Glengarry Trails are
two trail supporting organizations in eastern Ontario. One is a County
Committee the other operates as a "Friends of" model. Learn about both
styles of operation and the trails they support!
Township of Madawaska Valley Trail is
developing at a fast pace. A regional leader, the Township supports the
trail enhancements for both the community and the tourist. Join us to
hear about their trail gains.
Principles of Trail Risk Management, and Trails Risk Management
- How to Say Yes to Trails, with Jeff Jackson, will provide the latent
trail developer, or the trail leader with undeveloped projects or
political will to get the trails done, with insight for planners and
politicos alike to say yes to trails. We aren't as risky as you think!
- programs and plans for development, they were thrilled when we
contacted them, because they are a small group protecting a big river
and they know you probably also have a river that needs support in order
to maintain itself for paddlers!
Just look at the list of projects on this page Mattawa Trail Development, these folks are bringing the house down with all types of trails and new projects. Learn how they are getting it done.
First Nation Tourism and Trails,
join First Nations leaders as we discuss the joint relationship on the
land we share. An emerging force in tourism and trails we should figure
out ways to work with all communities so we co-develop trails!