Canadian Province

Ontario is a province in east-central Canada that borders the U.S. and the Great Lakes. It’s home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, known for Parliament Hill’s Victorian architecture and the National Gallery, featuring Canadian and indigenous art. Toronto, Ontario’s capital, is home to the 553m-high CN Tower, with expansive views from its revolving restaurant, as well as High Park, site of a rare oak savannah habitat. ― Google

Population: 14.57 million

Time Zone: (GMT-4) EST

Hiking – https://hikeontario.com/

Ontario Trails

Here is a list of long-distance hiking trails in Ontario, including the Oak Ridges Trail:

1. Bruce Trail: The Bruce Trail is one of the most well-known long-distance hiking trails in Ontario. It stretches for over 900 kilometers (560 miles) from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, following the Niagara Escarpment. The trail offers stunning views of cliffs, forests, and waterfalls.

2. Ganaraska Trail: The Ganaraska Trail spans approximately 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Port Hope on Lake Ontario to Glen Huron in the heart of the Niagara Escarpment. It passes through a diverse range of landscapes, including forests, meadows, and rolling farmlands.

3. Rideau Trail: The Rideau Trail is a 387-kilometer (240-mile) trail that runs from Ottawa to Kingston. It follows a route along the Rideau Canal, connecting various lakes, rivers, and wetlands. The trail showcases the natural beauty and historic sites of the region.

4. Frontenac Provincial Park: Located near Kingston, Frontenac Provincial Park offers a network of hiking trails covering over 100 kilometers (62 miles). The park’s trails wind through rugged terrain, including rocky ridges, dense forests, and pristine lakes.

5. Coastal Trail (Lake Superior Provincial Park): Lake Superior Provincial Park features the Coastal Trail, a challenging 65-kilometer (40-mile) trail along the stunning shoreline of Lake Superior. Hikers can experience breathtaking vistas, rugged cliffs, and secluded beaches.

6. La Cloche Silhouette Trail (Killarney Provincial Park): The La Cloche Silhouette Trail is a 78-kilometer (48-mile) loop trail within Killarney Provincial Park. It offers panoramic views of the park’s iconic white quartzite ridges, pristine lakes, and dense forests.

7. Niagara River Recreation Trail: The Niagara River Recreation Trail stretches approximately 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The trail follows the Niagara River, providing scenic views of the waterway and passing through parks, vineyards, and historical sites.

8. Oak Ridges Trail: The Oak Ridges Trail is a 300-kilometer (186-mile) trail that spans from the Oak Ridges Moraine in King Township to the Ganaraska Forest near Port Hope. It passes through diverse landscapes, including forests, wetlands, and rolling hills.

These are just a few examples of long-distance hiking trails in Ontario. Each trail offers unique experiences and showcases the natural beauty of the province. It’s important to check trail conditions, obtain maps, and plan accordingly before embarking on any long-distance hike.