If you want to take in the beauty of our forests in the fall, take on a local hiking and walking trail. We have several in Simcoe County worth checking out.
Sunnidale Park - A 45.8 acre park and trail with stunning views, a park for the kids, dog park and beautiful arboretum.
Located off Cundles and Sunnidale Road.
Ardagh Bluffs - With 17 km of walking trail throughout a wooded forest. Bring a camera too!
Located off of Mapleton and across from Holly Meadows School.
Kempenfelt Bay - 6.7 km of lakeside trail. Enjoy the scenery and the ducks!
Located off Lakeshore Drive.
Wilkins Walk - Enjoy the lake view and forest trails near Hewitt’s Creek Ravine.
Located off Big Bay Point Road.
Bayshore Ridge - This trail runs through the Tyndale area. Another lovely spot to hike and walk.
Located off of Cox Mill Road
What to bring on a hike? If you will be out on the trails for several hours you don't want to go without the following essentials:
- water bottle
- some snacks (granola or protein bars)
- weather proof jacket
- bug spray
- lip balm
- map/gps/cell phone in case you get lost
- binoculars / camera
- small first aid kit
For a listing of all City of Barrie parks visit:
If you're looking to hike outside of Barrie - Visit Simcoe Trails for directions and maps to other destinations.