Where to Hike

Trails everywhere pretty much sums up the trail systems in BruceGreySimcoe!  Multi-use trails are accessible all year long for avid hikers – trek along the wavy shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, discover small and friendly communities, and cherish the wonders of nature on the Bruce Peninsula and Niagara Escarpment.  Lace up those hiking boots, grab that walking stick and let the adventure begin!

The Bruce Trail

Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath is the Bruce Trail, and we’re fortunate to have some of the most awesome vistas along the section that runs through BruceGreySimcoe.  A diverse ecological treasure, this spectacular and sometimes rugged trail runs along the top ridge of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.  Due to the length of the trail, it’s recommended hiking it in sections and to follow the Bruce Trail Users’ Code when hiking the trail.  For trail info, pick up a Bruce Trail map or download the Bruce Trail App.

Local Trail Clubs

Ganaraska Hiking Trail

With its starting point in Southern Ontario, the Ganaraska hooks up with the Bruce Trail near Glen Huron (near Collingwood) where a cairn marks its end (look for the stone marker). From Glen Huron, it travels through rolling hills, farmlands, wooded areas, quiet country roads, small towns, villages, waterfronts and the communities of Orillia, Midland, Oro-Medonte and Wasaga Beach. Various Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association Clubs maintain this trail and emphasis is placed on the protection of the environment so you’ll find few man-made structures along the route.  Hikers have access to this beautiful trail due to the generosity of private landowners who have granted permission for the trail to cross their land. 

Other Trails

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