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Easy walking ended up being 7.6km in length. The boardwalk makes it easy to do.

Nice boardwalk; plenty of parking at 10am; easy access to beach; many dogs were off leash on the beach. Bike trail parallel to boardwalk; access to washrooms ( some closed for the season). Western end was more scenic with views of the city and more of a hikers trail compared to the Eastern boardwalk area. A bit crowded in the boardwalk area. Less crowded in the trail areas.

Awesome easy trail with a beautiful end at rice lake. Very nice to take a fishing road an enjoy a few hours.

Better for cross country skiing than snowshoeing but enjoyable all the same. River was frozen over well so we were able to venture out!

2 months ago

Solitaire Lake loop is a 6.2 km relatively flat trail until the lookout rock there is a mildly steep uphill and downhill section. The trail finishes along the road or can be combined with other loops.

The trail was a little more challenging than I expected for backpacking, but it was also pouring rain.

3 months ago

I went on this trail thinking that all the passes were snowshoing but th reallity is that the majority do not alliw snowshoing. the one trail that does was nice and goes from easy to moderate to hard.

An amazing trail with stunning views. Trails are well maintained. A lot of elevation changes. Bring water and snacks for sure as well as proper footwear. If planning on doing the whole loop leave early as to finish with some day light.

road biking
3 months ago

One of the best places around for a flat, scenic, paved cycling ride.
Wide, paved trail, all along Lake Ontario. Cross the drawbridge for Hamilton Bay. Several piers/lookout points, beaches and benches along the way.
Is heavily used on weekends, but wide trail still provides for good speed for cycling, rollerblading. Other times are fairly quiet and allows for 3 across cycling.

Love this trail at the Island Lake Conversation Area. This lake is man made and quite large. The trail takes you all around the lake with many bridges to cross different parts of the lake. There is no up or down hills, the 10 km trail around the lake is pretty flat. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the view. Very small patches of forest to walk thru. Very well taken care off. Side parking off of Huronontario gives you free entrance. Definitely coming back here many times!

Spend the day head all the way to Crawford Lake

Nice trail!

Good trail with some very nice views along the way. There are enough ups and downs to get some exercise, but I’d still consider it a very easy trail. It connects to the Bruce Trail, so it’s possible to turn this into a longer hike. It’s nice even during bad weather since there are enough trees to protect you from the rain.

Beautiful trail!

Very nice trail. various side trails of the Bruce rail system in the area also. I'll be trying to to get it again soon.

I really thought it was beautiful

Nice lightly used section of the Bruce Trail along the Niagara Escarpment. Easily accessed from several side trails.

Amazing trail ... very rough terrain. Make sure to leave enough time to complete the loop in the daylight.

Very beautiful hard hike, rough terrain but the look out points are well worth it!! Breathtaking

5 months ago

This is a great trail with some very challenging sections and the elevation changes are great.
Very busy, to be expected and a great fall day like today. And of course we want our conservation areas to be busy!

Down side of it being busy? Some sections of the trails are quite narrow in addition to being rocky so the traffic causes some jams.

on Booth's Rock Trail

5 months ago

Forest walk, rising steadily to cliff top view points. returning via a steep section of wooden stairs. Old railway section can be very wet and boggy.

Beautiful hike and great view of Georgian Bay. I've hiked in a lot of places and didn't expect the moderating of this hike. Definitely a fun one and very scenic.

nice trail... and we can choose different path to go... fun trail...

6 months ago

Good day hike for any fitness level. There was one short side trail that involved a bit of climbing on rocky surface. Scenic views along the way to stop and rest. Took about 3 hours return to finish. Quite crowded once I arrived at Crawford Lake. Better to go early in the morning.

6 months ago

Amazing view of Rock Lake. Very beautiful with fall colors. A little beach at the end.
Not too many mosquitoes in September compared with some other trails (for example Mizzy Lake!).
Easily accessible hike.

Amazing views of Rock Lake.

A great walk for any skill level. Great scenic views from the escarpment side. (South west side of trail)

Great views!

very well maintained trail with amazing views.

Easy trail, on the eastern side you quickly forget you are in Orangeville. Feels like cottage country.

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