Ontario Links

Some Ontarian Trails


Click HERE for list of some LONG DISTANCE TRAILS

Cycling Maps and Guides of Ontario


BRUCE TRAIL ASSOCIATION Visit their site and find out more about the Bruce Trail and their organization.

CLUB ONTARIO SNOWMOBILING This site aims to link and complement the websites of all Snowmobile Clubs in Ontario.

CONSERVATION ONTARIO The umbrella organization for Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities.


CYCLE ONTARIO Cycle Ontario Alliance is a member-supported organization dedicated to non-competitve on-road cycling activities.

It has an active membership from across Ontario and it officially became a non-profit Ontario corporation in 2002.


EASTERN ONTARIO TRAILS ALLIANCE Its goal is “to develop, manage, maintain and market a comprehensive network of year round shared use recreational trails in the area, recognizing that there are other future uses for corridors i.e. utility. In September 1997 the Hastings/Quinte/Land o’ Lakes Recreational Steering Committee was formed as a vehicle for bringing together people and groups who had an interest in developing a regional trails network. Representatives were from area municipalities, various trail groups, Chamber of Commerce, Conservation Authorities, and individuals. This umbrella trails group was renamed the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance in the spring of 1998. The Organization was incorporated in 1999 under the mandate provided to it by the Province of Ontario and various Municipal Corporations of Eastern Ontario (Goals and Objectives). Thanks to funding sources and partners, the Alliance has completed an inventory of abandoned rail lines and existing trails; involvement of landowners; an overall strategic Master Plan; a management plan for future operation, maintenance and marketing of the trails network; identified economic opportunities relating to trails and tourism; the creation of jobs and the production of a tourism trail map and internet web site.”

EATON OUTDOOR CENTRE The Centre offers: professionally designed, practical wilderness education courses, two college courses this fall and curriculum-based school programs for elementary school students.

GRAND VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION The web page for the Grand Valley Trails Association includes information on the association and its history, hiking information including maps, safety tips and featured trails, access to publications and information regarding membership.

GREY BRUCE SNOWMOBILE TRAILS Comprehensive website for Snowmobile trails in the Grey and Bruce Regions between Owen Sound and Warton.

HALIBURTON FOREST AND WILDLIFE RESERVE LTD. General Information, Trail Conditions, Trail Maps, Programs & Events, Campground Info and more pertaining to the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve.

HARBOURFRONT CANOE AND KAYAK CENTRE Offers courses in canoeing and kayaking, organizes trips, based at Toronto’s Harbourfront.

HIKE ONTARIO This is the site of Hike Ontario, an umbrella organization for hiking organizations in Ontario. This web page has links to several Hike Ontario member organizations like the Bruce Trail and the Ganaraska Trail.

In the recreation section of this site there is information on hiking, cycling, etc. in Huron County.

LYNN VALLEY TRAIL ASSOCIATION The site of the Lynn Valley Trail Association. The trail is located in Southern Ontario, connecting Simcoe and Port Dover.

NORTHERN LIGHTS OF4WD “The voice of Ontario’s 4x4 community.”

OAKRIDGES TRAIL ASSOCIATION HOME PAGE Their site tells you more about the Oak Ridges Trails and how to get involved.

ONTARIO CYCLING ASSOCIATION Cycling Advocacy, Education, Competition, Resources and more!


ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE CLUBS The homepage of the OFATV.  Provides a trail map, information on the club and access to the OFATV newsletter.


ONTARIO FEDERATION OF SNOWMOBILE CLUBS The homepage of the OFSC, including trail conditions.


ONTARIO NATURE Ontario Nature protects and restores natural habitats through research, education and conservation, connecting thousands of individuals and communities with nature.

ONTARIO PARKS This web site provides access to science and research, park ground maintenance, Provincial park information and much more.

ONTARIO PARKS ASSOCIATION The OPA is “committed to civic beautification, the advancement, protection and conservation of parks, open space and the environment as we practice "Protecting Tomorrow Today" in the province of Ontario. OPA, a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1936, offers services emphasizing quality and accessible education and professional development, networking, information, communication and advocacy for persons participating in the parks services.”

ONTARIO RAIL TRAILS Listing of rail trails in Ontario.

ONTARIO TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION This site is the home page of Ontario's Trail Riders Association, a group dedicated to the promotion of recreational trail riding and the creation, development, preservation and safe use of trails.

ONTARIO TRAILS COUNCIL / CONSEIL DES SENTIERS DE L'ONTARIO A volunteer-led charitable organization promoting the creation, preservation, management and use of recreational trails in Ontario. Their new website is fantastic: useful, attractive, and very professional. Like many of the other websites listed in these pages!

PARKS AND RECREATION ONTARIO PRO is “an all-inclusive, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the people of Ontario. PRO fulfills this mandate by collaborating with stakeholders to influence decisions and policies that support the benefits of recreation through information, advocacy, and the research and development of innovative and relevant products and services.”

RIDEAU TRAIL ASSOCIATION, ONTARIO The home page of the Rideau Trail Association located in Eastern Ontario. Includes club activities, information from their newsletter, and lots of trail info.\

THE WATERFRONT REGENERATION TRUST The site of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust. Get information on both the organization and the trail.

Back to the Trent University Trail Studies Unit home page  

Last updated by Sarah Gauntlett, August 10, 2007.