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Thursday, November 3, 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! 

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Trail Events preparing for Winter - a short sample of 100's - Cross Country!

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Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing The perfect winter workout Nordic, or cross-country skiing is popular with all age groups in Ontario, and no wonder. We have thousands of kilometres of trails, many of them groomed to perfection for the...
Port Elgin Cross-Country Ski Trail
Port Elgin Cross-Country Ski Trail Beiner's Cross Country Ski Trails are relatively flat and wind through scenic cedar woods. The 3 trails located here are easily accessible and perfect for beginners and families. They are...
Scarborough Cross Country Ski Club - Trail Events
This season, the Scarborough Cross Country Ski Club has scheduled a full winter of Nordic Skiing Activity for its members. There will be 10 buses to various locations in Southern Ontario. While we try to follow our schedule,...
Himsworth Cross-Country Ski Club Trails
Himsworth Cross-Country Ski Club Trails The Himsworth South Cross-Country Ski Trails are located on privately owned land in Himsworth South Township. Approximately 8 km of groomed trails traverse a variety of scenic countryside from...
Hearst Cross-Country Ski Trails
...can learn classic and skating techniques. Information: Lucie Levesque (705) 362-8986 Ski Rentals Cross Country skiing equipment is now available for youths and adults at the club's main chalet. Ski rental center is...
Cross-Country Skiing Trails
Cross-Country Skiing Trails Cross-country skiing on groomed trails, ice fishing, snowshoeing and winter camping are popular winter activities. More than 40 km of groomed cross-country ski trails start and finish at the same parking...
Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club - Weekend Trips - Highlands Nordic Farmhouse
Highlands Nordic Farmhouse Prices are from $30 to $40 per person for 2 nights. The Farmhouse is up in the Collingwood area. It’s also directly connected to the Highlands Nordic ski centre, so you can walk out the door to go skiing...
Nakkertok Cross Country Ski Club - Racing, provincial and national level. This has been accomplished by creating a program, based on the Cross Country Canada (CCC) Athlete Development Model, that provides a set of training activities in a periodized calendar,...
Mount Pakenham Cross Country Skiing
With 20 km of scenic trails, Mount Pakenham has something for everyone; just a short drive from Ottawa. Pick up a trail map at the front counter when you purchase your trail pass. Snowshoers please keep to one side (off the track...
Albion Hills Cross-Country
... for location and directions! Kortright Centre for Conservation 9550 Pine Valley Drive in the City of Vaughan Cross country ski the natural way on 5 kilometres of ungroomed trails: Enjoy a snack and hot drink at our café, a great...
Cross Country Ski at Quiet Lodge
Event: Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Quiet Bay Log Motel and Café Price: $95.00 Duration: 1 day, 1 night Description: Snap into your skis and glide along the Trans Canada Trail and Discovery Trail systems right at our back...
Trakkers Cross Country Ski Club - Weekend Trips - Algonquin Eco-Lodge
Algonquin Eco-Lodge - February 21-23, 2014 Prices are $260 per person for 2 nights including tax, gratuity and all meals (from dinner on first day to lunch on the last day)! The Guests just need to bring their own sleeping bag and...
Cross Country Ski Instruction
Cross Country Ski Instruction When:   10:30am – 12:30pm. Every Thursday Where:Frost Centre 20130 Hwy 35 (map) Description -Cross country ski instruction for beginners or to refresh your skills with instructor Joleen Thomas at the...
Onaping - Windy Lake Cross Country Ski Trails
Onaping - Windy Lake Cross Country Ski Trails The Onaping Falls Nordic Ski Club maintains two trail sites, one at Windy Lake Provincial Park and the other in Dowling. The main trail system is located at Windy Lake Provincial Park, a...

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Manitouwaning Trail from Jackie W!

toronto trail south of rosedale club from John T
Toronto Trail south of Rosedale Club Entrance from John T!

Ontario Trails - We Keep Adding Trails!!

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

Add yours today. 

100 Waterfalls Trail
Discover natural beauty in The Waterfall Capital of the World. With over one hundred waterfalls just minutes from the down-town core, Hamilton is believed to have the highest number of waterfalls of any urban area of its size. Less than one-hour from Toronto and Niagara Falls, Hamilton is the place for any waterfall adventure.
Visiting Hamilton’s Waterfalls
The types of waterfalls located in and around Hamilton vary by location. From cascade to plunge, staircase to ledge, you’ll find the type of waterfall you are looking for in Hamilton. For images and descriptions of some of Hamilton’s waterfalls visit
Getting to Hamilton’s Waterfalls
Most of the waterfalls in Hamilton are situated on the Niagara escarpment (a UNESCO world biosphere site) in and along the Bruce Trail and can require anywhere from minimal walking to a long distance hike to access. Because the waterfalls are situated beside steep drops and difficult to access locations it is important to stick to marked paths and viewing areas. For information on how to safely access Hamilton’s waterfalls by bus or car as well as park visit

Lake Superior Circle Tour Traillake superior cirlce tour trail
Ontario is a Province of Canada located in the east-central part of Canada and is the largest Provine by population
and the second largest after Quebec by geography. The province is named after Lake Ontario, which is thought to have been derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning "great lake", or possibly skanadario which means "beautiful water" in the Iroquoian languages. Ontario contains about 250,000 freshwater lakes. Lake Superior is the largest Great Lake which reaches from Thunder Bay in the West to Sault Ste. Marie in the East.
Here are some resources to help you plan your travels to Ontario & Canada:
The North Shore of Lake Superior is truly breath-taking and home to fantastic communities, outdoor adventure and of course one of the best scenic drives in all of Canada!

187 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.

Watch a video about this trail

Trailhead Toronto Program - REGISTER HERE

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
Thursday Presenters
8:00 – 8:45AMRegistration 
8:45 – 9:30AMOpening RemarksJack De Wit, President, Ontario Trails; Minister Eleanor McMahon MTCS*
9:30-10:00AMImplementing Standardized Trails ClassificationMark Schmidt,Parks Trails Analyst, Parks Canada Visitor Experience Branch
10:00-10:30AMDeveloping Natural Environment TrailsKaren Sun, Natural Environment Specialist (Acting) Toronto Parks and Forestry
10:45-11:30AMImplementing Effective Wayfinding SignageJanette Harvey, Natural Environment Specialist, Urban Forestry, City of Toronto
11:30 – 12:15PMImplementing Accessibility Guidelines – City of TorontoKaren Strickland, Community Accessibility Programs, City of Toronto
12:15-1:00 PM  
1:00 – 1:30PMFirst Nations and Trail SignageLarry Frost, Executive Director, Native Cultural Centre of Toronto
1:30-2:00PMJustifying Trails in an Urban Environment – GHTA ExperiencesWayne Terryberry, Director, University of McMaster Recreation
2:00-2:30PMThe Ontario Trails Act and the Ontario Trails Strategy Implementation PlanSteve Harlow, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport
2:45-3:15PMToronto Region Conservation Trail DevelopmentMike Bender, Director Master Planning and Greenspace Conservation Manager, Rouge Park TRCA
with Carolyn Woodland
OALA, FCSLA, MCIP, RPP; Senior Director, Planning, Greenspace and Communications for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
3:15-3:45PMMood Walks and Healthy HikesNekeisha Mohamed, Communications Officer Conservation Ontario with Terri LeRoux, Director Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
3:45-4:15PMActive Transportation and Trails in the CityJoey Schwartz, Advocacy Director, Toronto Bicycling Network
4:15-4:45PMToronto Trails CommitteePatrick Connor, Executive Director Ontario Trails
4:45 – 5:15PMThanks 
 As at 27/10/2016 subject to change and availability. *invited

Trails Tourism Integration Strategy Meetings Planned
rtos Mtcs
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 31st
Niagara Falls RTO2December 6th
Newmarket RTO6November 29th
Kingston RTO9November 1st
Hamilton RTO3November 3rd
Collingwood RTO7TBA
Peterborough RTO8November 9th
Renfrew RTO11November 10th
Sudbury 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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