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Hiking Trails in Port Hope
 
Lace up your hiking boots and start doing your stretching exercises. The Municipality of Port Hope offers diverse and interesting walking and hiking trails that can provide either a leisurely afternoon stroll or a scenic nature hike.
Contact our local hiking club at:
http://pineridgehikingclub.ca/
Willow Beach Field Naturalists is a local charitable organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the natural heritage of Northumberland County. WBFN provides opportunities for it's members and others in the community to engage in projects in our area, which  in turn,  increases awareness of our vital natural heritage. Contact  WBFN at:
http://willowbeachfieldnaturalists.org
 
Local trails include:
 
The Ganaraska Forest – a 4000 hectare, multi-use area with year-round recreational opportunities. It has over 300 kms of trails passing through sandy, rolling terrain typical of the Oak Ridges Moraine. See: www.northumberlandtourism.com/en/wildernessoutdoors/trails.asp
 
The Ganaraska Hiking Trail – a 500 km route that starts in Port Hope and joins with the Bruce trail near Glen Huron. The southern end of the trail begins at the large boulder on the lawn of the Port Hope Town Hall on the west bank of the Ganaraska. See: www.northumberlandtourism.com/en/wildernessoutdoors/trails.asp
 
The Ganaraska Millennium Trail – a relatively level 2.4 km looped trail along the Ganaraska River. The trail begins at the Ganaraska Conservation Authority office on the northwest corner of Hwy 28401 and County Rd. 28. See: www.northumberlandtourism.com/en/wildernessoutdoors/trails.asp
 
The Spartan Ravine Walkway – begins on Jocelyn Street west of Crossley Drive (look for the trailhead on the south side) and connects with the Ganaraska Trail. See: www.northumberlandtourism.com/en/wildernessoutdoors/trails.asp
 
The Waterfront Trail – has beautiful unobstructed views of Lake Ontario. This trail follows along the lakeshore from the Port Hope Marina, east to Gages Creek, where special wetlands offer an abundance of wetland wildlife. See: www.northumberlandtourism.com/en/wildernessoutdoors/trails.asp
 
 
 

 

For more information about Port Hope Tourism:

• call 1-888-767-8467
• e-mail tourism@porthope.ca
• visit the Port Hope Tourism Centre at 20 Queen Street

 

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