In Town Cycling & Rollerblading
Waterfront Trail along Kempenfelt Bay
Approximately 6.7 km of mostly flat, paved trail. Access anywhere along Barrie's Lakefront parks, with parking at the Southshore Community Centre and other lots along Lakeshore Dr.
Out of Town Cycling
Copeland Forest Trails (Ministry of Natural Resources)
2289 Nursery Rd, Midhurst
Phone: (705) 725-7500
No motorized vehicles permitted.
Directions: Parking available off of Ingram Rd. Follow Hwy 400 N. to Hwy 93. South on Hwy 93 towards Craighurst. Follow the signs.
Fort Willow Portage Trail, Springwater Township
A historical site and conservation area. Fort Willow sits on a promontory overlooking the Minesing Swamp. It is part of the historical Nine Mile Portage used during the War of 1812.
Directions: For road access, take County Rd. 90 to Grenfel Rd. Travel 5 km north. An alternate route is George Johnston Rd. off either County Rd. 90 or Hwy 26, then go west on Portage Trail for 3 km. The route is well signed. You can park there, and at the back descend a set of steps to reach the trail.
Hardwood Ski and Bike
402 W Old Barrie Road Oro Station
Phone: (705) 487-3775 / 1-800-387-3775
Open 7 days a week from May to October. Open weekends until 6 p.m., Wednesday until 9 p.m. in the summer and until 5 p.m. all other days. 54 km of single track and 27 km of double track trails designed for riders of all ages and abilities. Mountain biking, road biking, hiking, trail running, beach volleyball, orienteering, café, disc golf, retail, rentals, programs, lessons, summer camp.
Directions: Exit 111 off 400 Hwy.
1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, RR#1 Barrie
Phone: (705) 835-2790 / 1-800-461-5627
Features hiking and mountain biking trails, including 35 km of single track trail and 35 km of double track trail. Guided mountain bike tours and hikes are available.
Oro Medonte Rail Trail
Phone: (705) 487-2171
28 km trail following an abandoned CN rail line. Running parallel to the west shore of Lake Simcoe, passing through the communities of Shanty Bay, Oro Station and Hawkestone.
Directions: Shanty Bay Rd. to Line 1 North. Follow to parking lot.
North Simcoe Railtrail
P.O. Box 272, Midhurst
Phone: (705) 728-9621
Begins about 9 km west of Barrie and goes 30 km to the Tiny Township line, just north of Elmvale. Part of the trail passes through Mayer's Marsh. A visit to Fort Willow is just off of this trail as well. The section north of Anten Mills allows for all uses, including ATV, horseback, snowmobiles.
Directions: West on County Rd. 90 to Pinegrove Rd. Follow north about 3 km to the trail. Park along the road.
Tiffin Centre for Conservation
8th Concession Essa, 4km south of Hwy 90
Phone: (705) 424-1485
Marked trails which are relatively flat, totaling approximately 14 km. Wheelchair accessible.
Directions: Dunlop St. (Hwy 90) West, past hydro wires and reach the 8th concession, turn left onto the 8th and continue 4 km south. Trails begin at the Tiffin Centre.
Trans Canada Trail
The Trans Canada Trail Foundation
43 Westminster North, Montreal, Quebec
Phone: (705) 458-4037
A 220 km trail throughout Simcoe County (100 km currently open for use). See North Simcoe Rail Trail for information on the section closest to Barrie. The Waterfront Trail is also considered part of this trail.