Get Outdoors - Hiking

Hiking and Walking

These boots are made for walking...

If Hiking and walking are your pleasures, we have trails you’ll want to explore. You'll discover endless pleasure as you move along the natural environment that are the Trails. Scenic terrain abounds while you stroll or hike along the meandering trails. Enjoy the trails at a slower pace to really take in nature at its best. Be pleasantly surprised by the interesting birds, flowers, plants and trees. Take it all in, stop to admire the streams and lakes. Hiking and walking has become such a popular activity for so many. Health benefits include, but are not limited to, losing excess weight, decreasing hypertension, and improving mental health. Open all year round, a perfect activity for all.

Don't forget to take a picnic or watch for the signs along the trails leading you to discover surrounding town's many places to eat, stay, browse and visit.

Interesting Wikipedia tidbit for you:

Fitness walkers and others may use a pedometer to count their steps. The types of walking include bushwalking, racewalking, weight-walking, hillwalking, volksmarching, Nordic walking and hiking on long-distance paths. Sometimes people prefer to walk indoors using a treadmill. In some countries walking as a hobby is known as hiking (the typical North American term), rambling (a somewhat dated British expression, but remaining in use because it is enshrined in the title of the important Ramblers), or tramping. Hiking is a subtype of walking, generally used to mean walking in nature areas on specially designated routes or trails, as opposed to in urban environments; however, hiking can also refer to any long-distance walk. More obscure terms for walking include "to go by Marrow-bone stage", "to take one's daily constitutional", "to ride Shanks' pony", "to ride Shanks' mare", or "to go by Walker's bus". Among search and rescue responders, those responders who walk (rather than ride, drive, fly, climb, or sit in a communications trailer) often are known as "ground pounders"

On Your Bikes

Ride your bikes on the Trails. From the city? No worries about breathing in all that smog and car exhaust here! An activity for the whole family, on your own, with your pals or bring your cycling club. Cycling is big out this way and growing every day…

ATV Adventures

Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance has created some world class riding opportunities set along a backdrop of unparalleled scenery. These significant trails involve awesome communities. Ride looped trails for the day or pack your bags for an overnight trip. Use this site to jumpstart your next ride.

Horseback Riding

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.

~ Sir Winston Churchill

Snowmobiling

Eastern Ontario's lakes, forests and farmland beckon snowmobilers who come for the crisp, old-fashioned winters and the warm hospitality. This region encompasses a huge triangular area located between Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in the south, and Algonquin Park and the Ottawa River on its northern edge. It boasts approximately 10,000 km (6,600 mi.) of OFSC snowmobile trails.

Snowshoeing

Winter recreation exercise that's fun!

Snowshoeing makes even familiar hikes different and new. It is often said by snowshoers that if you can walk, you can snowshoe. This is true in optimal conditions, but snowshoeing properly requires some slight adjustments to walking…

Cross-country Skiing

Eastern Ontario's snow-covered trails offer some of the best cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking trails around. Listen to that crunch under your feet, enjoy that fresh air while you discover a Winter Wonderland that can't be seen from the roads. A perfect day trip for all or…

Hiking and Walking

These boots are made for walking...

If Hiking and walking are your pleasures, we have trails you’ll want to explore. You'll discover endless pleasure as you move along the natural environment that are the Trails. Scenic terrain abounds while you stroll or hike along the meandering trails. Enjoy the trails at a slower pace to really take in nature at its best. Be pleasantly surprised by the interesting birds, flowers, plants and trees…