Hiking & Walking Trails
Barrie is home to some of Central Ontario's most incredible trails for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to pick up your copy of the Barrie & Area Trails Guide or click here to view it online to make sure you don't miss out on a great outdoor adventure!
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Sunnidale ParkEastside of Sunnidale Road, between Letitia Street & Cundles Road West Description: This 48.5-acre park is located in Barrie's north-west corner and was originally home to the Barrie Country Club. Today the park features playground equipment, the Dorian Parker Community Centre, the Barrie Arboretum, parking, and great trails. Directions: Exit Hwy 400 at Dunlop Street East, turn left onto Anne Street, follow Anne Street to Cundles Road and turn right (or Bayfield Street to Cundles Road and turn left) follow a few minutes down the road to Sunnidale Road and the park. Waterfront Trail Along Kempenfelt BayDescription: 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 Drive. Ardagh Bluffs Description: 17 km of trails over 524 acres, most of which are zoned Environmentally Protected (EP). The trail system is used for walking and hiking; use of motorized vehicles within the Bluffs is not permitted. Trails run through the wooded area of County Rd. 27 and Ardagh Road in the south-west end of Barrie. Directions: Exit Hwy 400 at Essa Road, travel southwest to Mapleton Avenue, right on Mapleton, park at The Peggy Hill Community Centre and access the trail across the street.Nine Mile Portage Heritage TrailDescription: A multi-use recreational trail running between Memorial Square, on Barrie's downtown waterfront, to the Fort Willow Heritage Site (see description below) in Springwater Township. The trail follows as closely as possible, the original historic portage route (much of which is now on private land and closed to the public). The trail is approximately 5 km long within the City of Barrie and 10 km in the Township of Springwater and follows a variety of terrain types, including sidewalks, road allowances and earthen footpaths through natural areas. Some portions include steep inclines. Click here for Map.
Trails in the Greater Barrie Area
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