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TRAILS & HIKING
Ontario Trails

Central Ontario is Ontario’s playground with lush forests, sparkling lakes and rivers and lots of trails. In addition to the big open water of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, the region features hundreds of smaller lakes, rivers and interconnected waterways and canals. The trails take you along country roads, through dense woodlands and past towering sand dunes and limestone cliffs. And because this area generally gets plenty of snow, it’s a true four-seasons region with trails for snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing and hiking in the winter.

  
The Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. It is one of only fifteen such reserves in all of Canada. Our Area of the Bruce Trail runs from Lavender to Craigleith.The terrain changes abruptly as the Bruce Trail enters the area known as the Blue Mountains. Here are Ontario's best-known ski resorts, set among high bluffs interspersed with deep wide valleys. From the Trail, there are excellent views of the rolling countryside and Nottawasaga Bay. Our area has wonderful hiking opportunities year round. Come on out and enjoy them. We hope to see you on our trails.

  
The Georgian Trail

The Georgian Trail begins / ends in the east at Collingwood’s Harbourview Park and near Meaford Harbour in the west. From Craigleth to Meaford, the trail runs near Hwy. 26 West with numerous access points along the way including: Northwinds Beach, Craigleith Prov. Park (Day-pass required), Council and Peasmarsh Beach, The village of Thornbury Harbour and Bayview Park and Meaford Harbour. There is also parking at Harbourview Park in Collingwood from where the trail heads west to Craigleith.

  
Cycling Routes

Cycling in Grey County has been described as world class. And that’s because it is. With endless combinations of roads that twist and turn throughout the Beaver Valley, along Georgian Bay and through the rolling hills of Saugeen Country, there is always a new road to explore. As you ride past everything from elk farms to apple orchards, the rural roads of Grey County will become a favourite road cycling destination. Off-roading in Grey for experienced riders offers the excitement of downhill riding at Blue Mountain, to many gnarly single track trails. Our three rail trails, provide a more gentle ride. This guide map shows all roads in Grey County and their surface treatment, as well as some suggested loops. These are only suggestions - don’t be afraid to try the road less traveled.

  
Getaway to Grey & The Blue Mountains

When is the best time to go to the Blue Mountains? Any time of the year. And that’s not just an opinion. That’s official. We are officially designated, as a Four Seasons Recreation Area. And don’t worry; we’re not all mountains, either. We’re an eclectic collection of hamlets and villages, valleys and beaches, farmlands and fairways, peaks and plains. A perfect vacationland all grouped happily under the name of The Town of Blue Mountains. “This land was made for you and me”.

  
Town of The Blue Mountains Trail System

The Blue Mountains offers the very best in trails. Geared to hikers and all types of riders, The Blue Mountains offers residents and visitors an authentic and memorable trail walking or riding experience with beautiful vistas and unique terrain.

  


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