City paths, rail trails, bush trails, and wilderness trails greet hikers to Southern Ontario. With vast regions of protected environmentally sensitive land you donít have to go far from major urban centers to enjoy one of Southern Ontarioís most enjoyable outdoor experiences.
Southern Ontario offers a variety of long end to end hikes like the Grand Valley Trail, the Ganaraska trail, and of course the most famous and most demanding of all the Bruce Trail that follows the Niagara escarpment all the way from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.
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Bruce Trail Near Cyprus Lake - Magical and Rugged
Hiking the Bruce Trail along the Bruce Penninsula may not be for the casual hiker. Many sections are strenuous and rugged.
Sturdy hiking boots are not only recommended they are a necessity. Navigating the numerous boulder strewn beaches and making your way up the escarpment demand sure footing and strong support.
Bush trails are typically through cedars and make for a comfortable spongy walk, but watch out for roots, holes, and slippery moss-covered rocks.
This is truly one of Southern Ontario's hiking gems that all serious hikers must visit.
There are many loop trails in the area that allow visitors to enjoy the vistas without backtracking or taking two vehicles.
Sponsored by Canadian Wildlife artist Angus Burns of White Wolf & Friends.