Get outside and experience over 285 km of public trails that weave their way throughout The Blue Mountains. Home to a section of the Bruce Trail and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, hiking in The Blue Mountains along the Niagara Escarpment promises expansive views of Georgian Bay and the countryside.
There are approximately 285 kilometers of trails throughout the municipality which are open to the public. Currently, with the exception of groomed trails at the Tomahawk Recreational Complex, Town-owned trails are not maintained during the winter months.
For more information, please review the Town's Trail Map.
- Located in the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park and is a very popular mountain biking destination. This trail is owned and operated by Ontario Parks.
- The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath providing public access to the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The trail is managed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
- The Loree Forest Trail is a combination of trail on lands that are NDMNRF, private and Bruce Trail. For more information, please visit the Lorree Forest Trail page.
- The Metcalf Escarpment Trail reaches the summit of Metcalfe’s Rock with splendid views to the west over Kolapore Creek Valley. For more information, please visit the Metcalf Escarpment Trail page.
- Explore the heart of Pretty River Provincial Park on this looping route following the Bruce Trail and Pretty River Side Trail. For more information, please visit the Pretty River Forest Trail page.
- Kolapore Uplands Trails is located in the hamlet of Kolapore and is a very popular cross-country skiing destination. This trail is managed by the Kolapore Wilderness Trails Association.
- Clendenan Dam provides a great place to go fishing and to hike a short trail on the south side of the dam. For more information, please visit the Clendenan Dam page.
- Peasemarsh Conservation Area provides hiking opportunities through a forested and wetland natural area, as well as trout fishing at the mouth of Indian Brook! Keep an eye out for beautiful wildflowers when on the trails. For more information, please visit the Peasemarsh Conservation Area page.
Where the water and rocks meet, feel the rush as the river flows over the escarpment's edge. Grey County, Ontario offers an abundance of waterfalls. So appealing that they merit their own tour, these special places are often just a short drive or hike from busy roads. For more information, please visit the Grey County Waterfall Tour page.
Discover the Apple Pie Trail, featuring the best culinary, drink and outdoor experiences in the region through the Apple Pie Trail in Southern Georgian Bay, Canada. Explore the Trail’s many local orchards and breweries, apple-inspired art, seasonal menus, outdoor activities, and the history of apple country. Learn what inspires the local farmers, business owners, distillers, and artisans to live and breathe apple. For more information, please visit the Apple Pie Trail website.
Winter Recreation Trails
For the 2020/2021 winter season, the Town expanded winter recreation opportunities to help encourage residents to explore and experience nature and the natural beauty of The Blue Mountains. The Georgian Trail and Tomahawk Trail are currently being groomed for winter use.
The Town will be grooming the Georgian Trail throughout the winter season. The Georgian Trail is a multi-use trail for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and other eco-friendly activities. There will not be set tracks for cross-country skiing on the Georgian Trail due to the limited space.
The Town will be grooming a hard-packed loop trail at the Tomahawk Recreational Complex throughout the winter season. Weather permitting, set tracks for cross-country skiing will be added along the groomed trail.
The Town would like to emphasize that motorized and gas-powered machines are not permitted on the Georgian Trail or at the Tomahawk Recreational Complex. In addition, all dogs must be leashed, and please remember to pick up after your pets. Please also respect the natural areas and take all garbage with you.
As a reminder, when enjoying a public space please remember to practice 2-metre physical distancing, wash your hands regularly and stay at home if you are sick. In addition, the Town would like to emphasize that common touchpoints within public outdoor spaces are not sanitized or cleaned after each use.