It’s time to hit the trails! The township of Uxbridge, Ontario is actually known as the “trail capital of Canada,” and the options are practically endless.
The township’s trail system is over 300 km in total, running through its historic communities and forested lands.
Even the Trans-Canada trail enters Uxbridge through an abandoned rail line.
It extends through its urban area and then heads south through Durham Forest lands, the Glen Major Forest, and to the Uxbridge-Pickering Townline.
On the township’s website, there are 12 trails listed, each of which has something unique to see or offer.
For example, the Quaker Trail runs through the Quaker Village area of Uxbridge and passes through some of the most historic parts of the town.
The Countryside Preserve in the Oak Ridges Moraine includes 140 acres of rolling meadowland, woodlands, wetlands, and ponds with 6 km of marked trails.
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Those who are bringing their furry companions along will love the Barton Trail, which goes through woodland areas and passes a pond.
When you’re ready to give your legs a break, you can hop aborad a historic train ride at the York-Durham Heritage Railway in town.
Literature lovers must pay a visit to Leaskdale Manse, where the author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, lived in the 1910s and 1920s.
History buffs who enjoy beautiful natural surroundings will appreciate the Uxbridge Historical Centre, which houses over 10,000 fascinating artifacts and 6,000 archives across 10 buildings.
The best part is that it’s less than a one-hour drive from Toronto.
So, what’re you waiting for? It’s time to hit the road and don’t forget to bring your trail shoes!