The nine member clubs of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association Inc. maintain the 500 kilometre long Ganaraska Trail that is a recreational trail extending from Port Hope on Lake Ontario to the Bruce Trail near Collingwood, with side trails to Wasaga Beach and Midland. Each club offers hikes in their local area and maintains the trail system for all to enjoy. Come out and meet like-minded people who share a passion for the great outdoors!
The 500+ km Ganaraska Hiking Trail extends from Port Hope on Lake Ontario to Glen Huron, nestled in the Niagara Escarpment, just south of the Blue Mountains. The trail passes through a variety of landscapes including the sandhills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, the lakes and drumlins of the Kawarthas and the rugged wilderness of the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park on the Canadian Shield. The trail then continues west through the rolling hills of Simcoe County to the shores of Georgian Bay.
The Ganaraska Hiking Trail is like a string of pearls; the trail blazes the string to take you from one scenic pearl to the next. To navigate the trail, familiarize yourself with our trail blazes as shown below. In some situations, you also have to look for rock cairns, painted doglegs, etc.