Take advantage of the opportunity to soak up the quiet beauty on the trails, far from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. Enjoy Provincial Parks (Bass Lake, McRae Point), The Simcoe County Forest Network, Copeland Forest, paved paths or professionally groomed trails to suit all types of trail uses. Visit Orillia & Lake Country and immerse yourself in nature this fall. Below are some additional hiking routes in the region.
2.0 km loop, walking
Explore the largest marsh in Orillia & Lake Country through this loop. Be witness to the ever changing scenery by taking in the view at the three vistas. Stay for lunch and learn about the history at the picnic area. For those interested in wildlife, Matchedash Bay is listed as an Important Bird Area!
Lake Country Oro-Medonte Rail Trail
28.0 km, walking, cycling, stroller
Hike the trail that is rich in history. The Hurons populated the region more than 2,000 years ago. In the 1600’s French Explorers, missionaries and fur traders travelled through, and in 1819, a Black Settlement was established. The last CN train passed through September 1996.
Algonquin Trail 2.0 km loop, walking, Sugarbush Trail 2.0 km loop, walking, Homestead Trail 2.0 km loop, walking
Within this 93 hectare nature park, you will find 3 loops – Algonquin Trail, Sugarbush Trail, and Homestead Trail. The scenery was formed by the retreating Ice Age Lake Algonquin, and is now a Provincially Significant Wetland where you can find remnants of majestic white pine.