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Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Ontario Trails - We Keep Adding Events!!

On a regular basis the trail community sends us more trail events to add to our website! Add yours today. 

Hiking Trail Events - a short sample of 100's

ontario trails hiking eventsWilderness Adventurers of Ontario - Hiking Events
Hiking Wilderness Adventurers engage in all levels of hiking. There are day hikes, which are leisurely and also ones that are a little more strenuous. There may be weekend hikes or week long backpacking trips. Having so many trails...
Each year there are thousands of events that occur on Ontario trails. This page provides some of the more notable provincial or regional events from the past few years. There are a number of trail organizations that run events...
Coastal Hiking Trail part of the Voyageur Trail
Coastal Hiking Trail part of the Voyageur Trail The Coastal Hiking Trail in Lake Superior Provincial Park is a spectacular 63 km linear trail that generally hugs the wild and rugged coastline of this magnificent lake. The Trail...
Devil's Lake to Victoria Bridge - Ganaraska Hiking Trail
Devil's Lake to Victoria Bridge - Ganaraska Hiking Trail DO NOT GO alone into the Wilderness, even if you know what to do if you encounter a black bear. Attach bells onto your pack to let bears know you are coming, so you don't...
Ganaraska Hiking Trail
Ganaraska Hiking Trail The trail starts in Port Hope, on the north shore of Lake Ontario and after more than 400 kilometres connects with the Bruce Trail near Glen Huron. In Port Hope, the Ganaraska Hiking Trail connects with the...
Nimkee's Hiking Trail
Nimkee's Hiking Trail Nimkee's Hiking Trail, at just over 20 km long, weaves its way along the northern shoreline and through hardwood forests and vast fields offering an abundance of wildlife and natural splendor to enjoy.Nimkee's...
Pretty River Park Hiking Trails
Pretty River Park Hiking Trails This park has provincially significant geological features related to glacial and post-glacial processes along one of the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment. Features include meltwater channels,...
Rideau Trail
Rideau Trail The Rideau Trail is the longest trail in Eastern Ontario, extending from Kingston to Ottawa. The trail follows the route of the Rideau Canal as closely as possible and passes through the towns of Richmond, Smiths Falls,...
Seaton Hiking Trail
Seaton Hiking Trail The Seaton Hiking Trail was created in the early 1970s as an interpretive hiking trail. It follows the West Duffins Creek from Hwy 7 in the north to Concession 3, all in the City of Pickering. The trail is...
Thunder Bay Hiking Trail
Thunder Bay Hiking Trail The Thunder Bay Recreational Trail System offers a good excuse to hike, jog, walk, cycle or in-line skate. 34 kilometres (21 miles) of multi-purpose recreational trails hug rivers and lakes, and provide...
Hiking & Walking
Hiking & Walking It's an Ontario walking and hiking paradise. Put your boots on. Whether your ideal hike is a few hours or few days, you'll find fascination in every step as you discover Ontario's nature trails. Ontario offers...
Maitland Trail Association - Events
The Maitland Trail Association encourages hiking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, all-terrain cycling and nature study as a form of recreation along this trail. Many events every month, check out the events... - Hike List
These are the main hikes of All of the hikes listed below are either “loop” or "linear" hikes. Loop hikes begin and end at the same point meaning you can park, do the hike and return to your car at the point where...

Wilderness Trail Events - a short sample of 100's

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Wilderness Adventurers of Ontario
The Wilderness Adventurers of Ontario is volunteer-based. The club itself does not organize trips, or own any equipment. Members organize their own trips, which are then listed in the occasional newsletter that is sent out to all the...
Outing Club of East York - Events
In the spring, summer & fall we have an extensive program of canoeing, hiking & cycling. The trips range from evening to full-day and weekend or longer events. Hikes & nature walks are conducted in areas near Toronto and on camping or...
Ottawa Orienteering Club - Events
The Ottawa Orienteering Club (OOC) is a group of outdoor sports enthusiasts who organize and take part in orienteering events of various kinds in the National Capital area. We welcome members and newcomers alike to our meets. We...
Waterloo-Wellington Canoe Club - Trail Events
 Click the link for the most recent version of the Clubs Event Calendar. Search the specific activity for reference to canoeing, hiking or other activity specific events through the...
Peninsula Paddlers - Events
Regularly Scheduled Paddles, Tours & Other Fun Stuff ... Please see events calender on website for up to date events from May - October. Special Cold Weather Classification: The Club now paddles year round. Winter, late fall and early...
Wilderness Adventurers of Ontario
The Wilderness Adventurers of Ontario is volunteer-based. The club itself does not organize trips, or own any equipment. Members organize their own trips, which are then listed in the occasional newsletter that is sent out to all the...
10th Annual Bridge Hospice W8 Running Events
12th Annual Bridge Hospice W8 Running Events Sat. Oct 22, 2016 in Warkworth, ON. 13K, 5K and 1K (kids) road and trail events through the village and surrounding area, including the Millennium Trail. For more information contact Race...
Ahotu - Ontario Trails Events
Ahotu is a web services editor specialised in endurance running. It has created and manages the first world wide marathons database. Through the web site, Ahotu offers unique services to help runners from all over...

Explorers Edge Dog Sledding Events
ALGONQUIN PARK Call of the Wild Adventure ConsultantsCouples Resort Dogsledding Package Snow Forest Adventures Stouffer Mill Dogsledding Adventure Package Voyageur Quest Wilderness Adventures ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS Ahmic Lake Resort Ahmic...

Snowshoe Trail Events - a short sample of 100's
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Snowshoeing & Backcountry
Snowshoeing & Backcountry If you can walk, you can snowshoe It's not surprising that snowshoeing has been gaining in popularity in Ontario. It takes minimal equipment, it's easy to learn for the whole family and it delivers an...
Muskoka KOA Trails
Muskoka KOA Trails The trails are also known as the KOA Nordic Center and is an excellent cross country ski area. The trails are easy but usually well groomed tracks and show off the biodiversity of this part of Muskoka. During the...
Credit Valley Conservation - Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing Snowshoeing is one of the oldest modes of transportation. Whether you have you’re just starting or looking for new places to explore, the Credit Valley Watershed has many trails to offer. Terra Cotta Conservation Area...
Snowshoe Trail at Crawford Lake
Snowshoe Trail at Crawford Lake This trail has been designed with snowshoers in mind. Enjoy the beauty of winter as you wind your way through field and forest. The pristine waters of Crawford Lake have drawn people to its shores for...
Algonquin Highlands Snowshoeing Hikes
Experience a winter wonderland of rugged Canadian Shield, majestic hardwood forests, old growth white pine, hemlock and yellow birch. Ski or snowshoe to cliff-top lookouts and spectacular ice falls.   Catch a glimpse of wildlife such...
Snowshoe at Kinghurst and Murray Tract
We will explore these former Krug properties, now owned by Ontario Nature and managed by Saugeen Nature, in winter.   These beautiful properties are renowned for the hardwood stands that cover large swaths of the landscape, especially...
Snowshoe Hike for Screech Owls
Once again we will try our luck to find a Screech Owl during an evening snowshoe hike hopefully lit by the bright moon. On this our 10th year of this hike the moon will be 72% full and should rise a few hours before the start of the...

123 People want the Prescott-Russell Rail Trail saved!

prescott-russell trails petition
Save the Prescott Russell Trail. Many people use and love this trail.
The trail is 72 kilometers long and it runs through 8 townships and many towns in eastern Ontario.
The Prescott-Russell Rail Trail is the only outdoor recreational facility of its type in the area. The trail enables healthy hiking, active walking, dog walking, safe cycling off-road and winter snowmobiling.
Suddenly and without notice there is discussion of closing the trail. Many people love and rely on the Prescott-Russell Rail Trail. This trail is beautiful and a main corridor of travel and recreation for many people.
There have been no trespass complaints from landowners. Many local community members have fought for this trail and regularly work to maintain it.
The Ontario Trails Council asks you to sign this petition because we do not believe leaders fully understand the benefits of the Prescott-Russell Rail Trail to people's health, to tourism and to the environment.

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Trailhead Toronto Program

Join us November 24th, Ontario Heritage Centre, 8 Adelaide St. in Toronto for Trailhead Toronto - a discussion about Toronto Trails by the people that build, design, find and use Toronto Trails!

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Register at: Trailhead Toronto

Find Your Healthy Hike
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Trails Tourism Integration Strategy Meetings Planned
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A total of 15 meetings are being held with RTO's, DMO's and other partners as Ontario Trails works to develop an RTO Trails Tourism Action Plan for release in spring 2017.

We have been in touch with each RTO and our calendar of dates includes:
Location                    Date
Stratford RTO4October 24th
Niagara Falls RTO2October 25th
Newmarket RTO6October 27th
Kingston RTO9November 1st
Hamilton RTO3November 3rd
Collingwood RTO7November 7th
Peterborough RTO8November 9th
Renfrew RTO11November 10th
Sault Ste. Marie RTO12&13November 13-16th
London RTO1November 18th
TorontoNovember 24th

During each session we will discuss:
  • Current RTO+DMO Tourism Strategies
  • Current Outdoor Activity Marketing
  • Existing Trail Inventory
  • Identify Gaps
  • Consolidate Events
  • Review Trails Marketing
  • New Content Initiatives
  • Share Data and Data Gathering Processes
  • Review TTIP Action Plan Outlines
  • Define Next Steps
For more information contact Patrick Connor at 613-484-1140
Locations to be announced.
Cycling Consultations Announced

ontario trails ontario cycling consultations
A total of eight (8) workshop sessions will be held throughout the province of Ontario.

Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and other other areas of government will participate where possible to ensure we continue to build on synergies with the Ontario Trails Strategy and other important work, including regional transportation planning initiatives. The following table provides preliminary information on the regional workshop sessions.
Location                    Date
KingstonNovember 1st
OttawaNovember 2nd
Thunder BayNovember 7th
Sault Ste. MarieNovember 8th
TorontoNovember 10th
OrilliaNovember 16th
LondonNovember 18th
North BayNovember 24th

Each of the meetings will be held between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. We ask that you select the date and location most applicable to your work / interests. This invitation will be followed by a set of meeting notifications containing more detailed information. We ask that you select and accept the meeting that is most appropriate to you. You should expect to receive the meeting notifications in mid-October.

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