Summer is the time to get outside and explore. At Chestnut Park we are fortunate enough to belong to some of the most beautiful communities in Ontario. And while there are plenty of ways to see the beautiful province we live in, like hiking and driving, there is something to say about cruising around on your bike. That’s why we have rounded up five exceptional biking trails located in some of our areas of service! Explore some of the most scenic trails in Ontario on your bike and see places unlike ever before. From biking the Thousands Islands and St Lawrence River, to enjoy the waterfront views of the Toronto skyline, there is no better excuse to get out on your bike!
 
 
 
 
Starting in Toronto’s west end, the Martin Goodman Trail stretches along the waterfront and provides expansive views of the Toronto skyline. Also called the waterfront trail, this shoreline biking trail begins in Etobicoke and ends in the east end. The trail takes you through sunny park side areas, boardwalks, and multiple beaches all the way to the east end where you will end your bike ride at Scarborough Bluffs! The trail is mainly asphalt with patches of off road-trail making it the perfect trail for those looking to enjoy a leisurely afternoon by the waterfront.
 
The back roads of Prince Edward County offer stunning views of the rolling countryside and are what make biking in The County so exciting. Spend the day travelling through the three towns that offer great accommodations and great food; Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington. Start your day in Bloomfield where you can rent a bike and make your way the short distance between the towns and the attractions. Choose from countless wineries as you pass through the towns, and on a hot day be sure visit Sandbanks Provincial Park and experience the world’s largest freshwater sand dunes! Plan your bike trip to The County today as there is no better way to take in the sweeping views of the rolling countryside than cruising on your bike!
 
Southern Georgian Bay is known for their quiet streets and quaint neighbourhoods. They are also known for their expansive diversity of cycling. From beginner, intermediate to advanced trails, cyclists will be welcomed to sweeping views of the escarpment, access to beaches and stunning orchard views. There are multiple trails to choose from depending on your skill level! The Grey County CP Rail Trail is a 77kkm bike trail that follows an old railway and provides expansive views of Georgian Bay. Or try the 32km Georgian Trail from Meaford to Collingwood that take you along the Northern Railway where you will see stunning views of the apple orchards. More advanced cyclists will enjoy The Blue Mountain Loop and the 96km trail that takes you through Durham and follows the Saugeen River through former mill towns.
 
 
 
 
For the advanced cyclists looking for a scenic biking trail should make their way out east to the Thousand Islands. Situated along the St. Lawrence River, this path stretches 37km and extends from Kingston to Brockville. The St. Lawrence Bikeway is the designated waterfront trail of the area and connects you to several communities, including one of Canada’s first national parks, St. Lawrence Island National Park. Planning your route depends on how far you want to ride and the attractions you would like to see along the way. For more information on cycling the thousand islands check out www.gobiking.ca
 

Explore the biking trails in Haliburton and experience the breathtaking scenery of the Highlands! Bordered at the north end by Algonquin Park, cyclists have multiple trails to choose from based on their level of experience. Riders can choose from road & loop trails, mountain biking or off road trails! The longest and most popular trail is the Haliburton County Rail Trail. This 35km multi-use trail takes cyclists past rivers, forest, waterfalls, bogs and bridges between the communities of Haliburton and Kinmount. The trail is a cross-regional route that connects to the Victoria Rail Trail in Kinmount, continues another 55km into Lindsay Ontario, and then out onto Peterborough. Find which route best suites your skill level at www.ontariobybike.ca 

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