County Trails

Simcoe County Trails

Discover the natural beauty and cultural history of trails in Simcoe County. Whether you are an expert or beginner, there is a trail for you! You can hike, bike, ski, snowmobile, horseback ride, and more. There are over 110 km of Trans Canada Trail open for use in Simcoe County plus trails in provincial parks, conservation areas, along abandoned rail lines, and in our county forests.

The following is a list of county trails including provincial parks, provincial wildlife areas, conservation areas and county forests with trails. Contact information for each trail is provided on this page. The User guidelines page explains how to interact with other users on our shared-use trails so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

Legend

Trans Canada Trail

Thornton-Cookstown Trail

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Note: Horseback riding is permitted in Innisfil Township sections (north and south end of trail), but not in Essa Township (centre of trail).

This trail offers views of the Cookstown Creek as it meanders through cedars and willows, past fields and wildflower meadows. Then explore the area’s many unique gift shops. Length: 15km

Petra Hewson, Thornton-Cookstown Trans Canada Trail Committee
Phone: 705-458-9922
Email: petra@countryworkshop.ca
Website: www.simcoecountytrail.net/tctrail.htm

Midland Rotary Waterfront Trail

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Note: Some sections allow snowmobiles

The Midland Trail system traverses through woodlands, park areas, and scenic lookouts. Users are treated to a variety of wildlife, trees, and floral displays. Some sections are hard-surfaced, and some have limestone screenings. Length: 8km

Town of Midland
Phone: 705-526-4770
Email: towncoms@town.midland.on.ca
Website: www.town.midland.on.ca

North Simcoe Rail Trail

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Note: North section from Anten Mills permits all uses

The North Simcoe Railtrail skirts the Minesing Swamp. Interpretive signage in the southern portion describes area history, flora and fauna. From the trail, visit historic Fort Willow or go birdwatching in the Maier’s Marsh. Length: 30km

Frieda Baldwin, NSRT Inc.
Phone:705-458-4037
Email: info@simcoecountytrails.net
Website: http://www.simcoecountytrails.net/nsrt.htm

Orillia Trails for Life

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“Trails for Life” is a paved multi-use recreation trail which links the community from one end to the other, as it winds around Lake Couchiching. Markers along the trail highlight Orillia’s cultural and historical past. Length: 14km

Phone: 705-329-7242

Website: www.city.orillia.on.ca/trails_for_life6.html

Penetanguishene Rotary Park Trail

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Joining with Tiny Trail at the westerly limit, this trail extends through two wetlands to the historic Port of Penetanguishene. The trail surface is both limestone screening and asphalt. Shelter, playground, and washrooms are available. Length: 2km

Ron Marchildon, Town of Penetanguishene
Phone: 705-549-7453
Website: www.town.penetanguishene.on.ca

Tiny Trail

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A favourite spot on the Tiny Trail is just south of Penetang, where the trail crosses the winding Copeland Creek numerous times under the canopy of hardwood forest. Length: 22km

Doug St. Amant, Tiny Trail Committee
Phone: 705-526-4204
Email: recdept@hotmail.com
Website: www.township.tiny.on.ca

Uhthoff Trail

Your journey on the Uhthoff Trail will take you through scenic wooded areas as well as typical Ontario farmland. The trail is a gradual grade running from Orillia to Coldwater. Length: 25km

Carol McIsaac, Uhthoff Trail Committee
Phone: 705-329-2367
Email: cam1rider@sympatico.ca

Municipal Trails

Barrie Waterfront Trail

Length: 8km
City of Barrie Parks and Recreation Department
Phone: 705-739-4223
Email: parks@city.barrie.on.ca
Website: www.city.barrie.on.ca

Georgian Trail

Georgian Triangle Tourism Association
Phone: 705-445-7722
Email: geotri@georgian.net
Website: www.georgiantriangle.org

Lake Country Oro Medonte Railtrail

This multi-use trail follows the abandoned CN line along the west shore of Lake Simcoe, passing through the communities of Shanty Bay, Oro Station and Hawkestone. An excellent trail for walking, cycling or X-C skiing. Length: 28km

Chris Carter, Township of Oro-Medonte
Phone: 705-487-2171
Email: info@township.oro-medonte.on.ca
Website: www.township.oro-medonte.on.ca

Single Use Trails

Bruce Trail

Note: Dogs are allowed except of some guided hikes. Check with the guide first.

Bruce Trail Association
Phone: 1-800-665-4453
Email: info@brucetrail.org
Website: www.brucetrail.org

Ganaraska Hiking Trail

Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association
Address: Box 693, Orillia, L3V 6K7
Website: www.ganaraska-hiking-trail.ca

County Forests

Note: No motorized vehicles are allowed in Tottenham, Wallwin, and Schumacher Tracts

Simcoe County Forestry Department
Phone: 726-9300 x217
Email: forestry@county.simcoe.on.ca
Website: www.county.simcoe.on.ca

Provincial Wildlife Areas

Holland Marsh

Ministry of Natural Resources Aurora District Office
Phone: 905-713-7400

Matchedash Bay & Tiny Marsh

Andy Fletcher, Marsh Manager
Phone: 705-322-2200

Wye Marsh

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Phone: 705-526-7809
Email: wyemarsh@cryston.ca
Website: www.wyemarsh.com

Other Trails

Copeland Forest Resources Management Area

Oro-Medonte Lions Club c/o Ministry of Natural Resources Midhurst
Phone: 705-725-7500

Hardwood Hills Cross Country Ski & Mountain Bike Centre

Phone: 705-487-0270 or 1-800-387-3775
Email: main@hardwoodhills.on.ca
Website: www.hardwoodhills.on.ca

Provincial Parks

Awenda Provincial Park
Phone: 705-549-2231

Bass Lake Provincial Park
Phone: 705-326-7054

Earl Rowe Provincial Park
Phone: 705-435-2498

Mara Provincial Park
Phone: 705-326-4451

McRae Point Provincial Park
Phone: 705-325-7290

Springwater Provincial Park
Phone: 705-728-7393

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Phone: 705-429-2516

Website: www.OntarioParks.com

Conservation Areas

Tottenham
Carruthers Memorial
Glencairn
New Lowell
NVSC Administration Centre
Utopia
D.A. Tiffin
Fort Willow
Minesing Swamp
Edenvale
Nottawasaga Bluffs

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA)
Phone: 705-424-1479
Email: admin@nvca.on.ca
Website: www.nvca.on.ca

Scanlon Creek

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA)
Phone: 905-895-1281
Email: info@lsrca.on.ca
Website: www.lsrca.on.ca