4 Places to Go Trekking around Barrie This Summer

With stable weather soon to be here, the “Greater Barrie Area” is full of hard and softwood forests, meadows, and marshes to explore. In 4 Places to go Trekking around Barrie, This Summer is a list of four more trails that you should check out if you’re looking to spend a bit of downtime surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Copeland Forest

4 Places to Go Trekking around Barrie This Summer

One of the best times to go hiking here is during the spring, when all the Ontario trilliums are in bloom. It isn’t uncommon to see white, red, and pink trilliums in this area, so don’t forget your camera. This 4,400-acre forest has enough trails to keep you occupied for a few days. One caution is that while most of the trails are marked, some are not, so it is best to bring someone along who knows the area or print off the map from their website.

Forest Behind Simcoe County School Buildings

4 Places to Go Trekking around Barrie This Summer

This is a great place to bring the dog for an off-the-leash walk through the trails. A river and pond located within the forest is perfect for a warm summer’s day. It’s advised to go earlier in the day if going hiking since, after 5 pm, Mountain bikers like to come and ride these rolling trails. If you bring your dog, don’t forget to bring some fuel you can enjoy.

Bass Lake Sideroad Simcoe County Forest

4 Places to Go Trekking around Barrie This Summer

The newly made trails make this location one of the least known trails in the area. It has many kilometres of trails to hike, bike, and run on. One of the best things about this trail is the relative quietness compared to other locations. The Simcoe County forest location also links up with other trails, making it easy to navigate and find unique paths. Just make sure you prep for your run the right way.

The Ganaraska Hiking Trail

4 Places to Go Trekking around Barrie This Summer

This network of trails spans from Port Hope to Lake Ontario, with trails that wind through Sugarbush, Midhurst, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, and Orillia. With hiking trails labelled on their website from easy to complex, picking the perfect trail for your experience level isn’t hard. The volunteers who help maintain the trails also often go on group hikes throughout the 500 km of maintained trails. With many access points, this trail it’s perfect for wherever you are located within the GBA.

And then there's BLiSS

4 Places to Go Trekking around Barrie This Summer

Setting the trails aside for a moment and 4 Places to Go Trekking around Barrie This Summer; if you’re looking for peace and tranquillity but aren’t one for the great outdoors, stop into the beautiful studios at BLiSS Ann Green Yoga.  Situated right downtown with a fantastic view of Kempenfelt Bay allows for everyone’s meditation and yoga needs to be met.  Whether it’s a yoga class to learn or a self-reflection through guided meditation, BLiSS has what you’re looking for.

For more of the BLiSS that Ann Green offers, click here.

Don’t give up on Yoga

Written By: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Veronika Kovecses, Stephen Elliott, Bliss Ann Green

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