Hike, bike and ride your way through York Regionby Daily Web TV Team | 186 days ago | 382 page views
Topics: Recreation & Travel
Being active in the outdoors is easy in York Region. In fact, York has a strolling or rolling experience for everyone. York has hiking and cycling trails, equestrian trails, and a wheelchair accessible trail. Explore the 21 York Regional Forest tracts with 2,200 hectares and hundreds of kilometers of trails including a one km loop of accessible trail in the Hollidge Tract.
Along the Oak Ridges Moraine, a ridge of land that runs parallel to and about 60 kilometers north of Lake Ontario, you’ll enjoy more than 200 kilometers of trails.
Beginning in the Niagara Escarpment to the west and running through to the Trent River in the east, the Oak Ridges Moraine intersects with many of York Region’s most beloved trails including Seneca Trail and Thornton Bales.
Defined by its varied geology, the Oak Ridges Moraine is the perfect place to spot diverse vegetation. Home to 100 regionally rate, five provincially rare and a few endangered species, the Moraine is the headwaters to more than 30 rivers in the area.
The Nokiidaa Trail, running through Aurora, Newmarket and East Gwillimbury, is mainly paved, making it perfect for use by walkers, runners and bikers.
The trail, which connects to Sheppard’s Bush in Aurora and Roger’s Reservoir in East Gwillimbury, is a great route to take for getting to some of York’s favourite outdoor destinations, including Sibbald’s Point beaches and the Kortright Centre.
Walk, run, ride or hike your way throughout these trails, and more, year round, in York Region.