Mississauga-Brampton Ontario Recreational Trails information, listings and links
The Mississauga, Brampton and Peel Region has a number of great recreational trails.
Mississauga has 23 major trails varying in length from 1.5 to 22 km (1 to 13 miles.)
This 8 km trail follows a series of linear parks from Victoria Park Arena on Avondale Boulevard north to Manitou Park at Dixie & Bovaird Drive. Information signs about the trail are at the Ellen Mitchell Recreation Centre, Chinguacousy Park and at Victoria Park Arena.
Professor's Lake This 11 km trail follows a linear park system from Victoria Park Arena on Avondale Boulevard north to Professor's Lake on North Park Drive
Etobicoke Creek Trail This 14. 5 km trail follows the Etobicoke Creek north from Kennedy Road south of Steeles.
The Caledon Trailway
The Trailway follows the path of an abandoned rail line that once connected Hamilton and Barrie. The Town's 35 km became the first officially designated portion of the Trans Canada Trail in 1995. Stationlands Park in Caledon East has a pavilion and commemorative panels, pond and wetland, a developing arboretum, and Caledonís Walk of Fame. Other Stationlands Parks along the trail are in Palgrave, Cheltenham and Inglewood. This trail connects at Palgrave with the Oak Ridges Trail leading east to Gore's Landing, North of Port Hope. This trail is used for walking, cycling, and horseback riding, and cross-country skiing in winter.
Humber Valley Heritage Trail
a hiking trail along the beautiful Humber valley north from Bolton, Ontario to join with the Bruce Trail and the Caledon Trailway. It will eventually connect down the Humber Valley to the Waterfront Trail on Lake Ontario.
Elora Cataract Trailway
A 47 kilometre trailway linking parks, watersheds and communities in south-central Ontario, connecting Elora and Fergus in the west with Erin, Befountain and Cataract, via Belwood and Orton. The trails have mixed use, for cross-country skiing, cycling, walking & hiking, with SOME section permitted for horseback riding and snowmobiling
Bruce Trail 773 km / 480 miles
The Bruce Trail is one of the most popular trails in North America stretching 773 kilometres (480 miles) from Queenston Heights in the south to Tobermory at the northern end of the Bruce Peninsula. It follows the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment (see Niagara Escarpment Commission), a ribbon of near wilderness running through one of the most populated parts of the country, creating a vital natural link for plants, animals and birds. The Bruce Trail is rugged in places and is punctuated by waterfalls cascading over steep dolostone cliffs. The Trail also connects picturesque villages, and historical sites. In recognition of its international importance as an ecosystem and its exceptional scenic beauty, the Niagara Escarpment Reserve was named a World Biosphere Reserve in 1990 by UNESCO.
The Trail is marked with white blazes; that is, white rectangles that are approximately 6 inches (15 centimetres) high and 2 inches (5 centimetres) wide have been painted on trees, fence posts, and rocks, A turn is indicated by a pair of blazes, one above the other, with the upper one offset in the direction of the turn. In the Barrie area, there are numerous side trails that lead to various points of interest. These are also marked, but with blue or yellow blazes.
A detailed guide book to the Trail is available from the Bruce Trail Association. For more information on the Bruce Trail, please visit their official site