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Trails

Whether you walk, hike or cycle, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure!  BruceGreySimcoe has over 1,000 kilometres of trails to explore.  Follow trails that hug stretches of beautiful, windswept shorelines and meander through diverse ecosystems and landscapes.  Hike the Bruce and Ganaraska trails (which intersect at Glen Huron near Collingwood) through forest and along shores, follow a rail trail from one community to the next, and stroll along a boardwalk through wetlands or along a sparkling beach.  Pause for a breather at the many scenic lookout points along the Niagara Escarpment and take in the view - sparkling Georgian Bay, acres of leafy trees and expanses of open countryside.  Before you head out, make sure your cell phone is fully charged (note that cell service is not available in some hiking areas), pack some snacks and water.  Proper footwear is essential – hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes.  It’s also a good idea to dress in layers, especially if you start out early in the day.  For more tips on safe hiking, review Ontario Trails’ “Hike Smart” list.

Paddling

Head for the water and explore BruceGreySimcoe by canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP)  - we’ve got some of the best paddling in Ontario.   Our waterways tell a story, too, as they were first navigated by the area’s First Nations’ people.  They travelled by canoe to migrate seasonally and later used them to transport furs for trade.  BruceGreySimcoe is rich in river systems and several flow into the deeper waters of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe.   No matter how old you are or what your paddling skill is, you’ll be awed by the natural beauty as you pass through towering, rocky bluffs, idyllic rural landscapes and thickly forested stretches.  More experienced paddlers can head for deeper waters to sea kayak along the Georgian Bay coastline, over sunken shipwrecks or out to an island.  Bonus – there’s plenty of wildlife to see as you travel these watery routes. Be sure to check out the Mandatory Gear required before you head out in canoe, kayak or on your stand up paddleboard. 

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