If there's ever a good time to get active, it's during the Spring. Warmer weather makes it easier to go outside and get active amidst the beautiful outdoor scenery. A treadmill at a gym simply cannot provide that experience.

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Hiking is a great activity for anyone on a fitness journeyand Toronto's got some awesome trails you can take advantage of. Here are some of my favourite ones:


High Park // 1873 Bloor St W

Length: 5 km

Trail: Multiple options

Scenery: Dog park, petting zoo, rare plants, playgrounds


Cedar Trail // Meadowvale Rd

Length: 2 km

Trail: Access to trail head at Meadowvale Rd

Scenery: Creeks, localized wetlands and meadows


Coronation and Battery Park Trail // Lower Bathurst

Length: 1 km

Trail: Access to trail head from Lake Shore Blvd W

Scenery: Maple trees, oak trees, historical instalments at Battery Park


East Point Park // 201 Copperfield Rd

Length: 5 km

Trail Path: South end of Beechgrove Dr

Scenery: Butterfly and bird species, various slight cliffs/beaches


Mast Trail // Glen Rouge and Kingston Rd

Length: 2 km

Trail: North trail head at Twyn Rivers Dr to south trail head at 7450 Kingston Rd

Scenery: Forested area with large trees and steep sections


Milkman's Lane // Rosedale

Hike Length: 300 m

Trail: Connects Rosedale to the Don Valley

Scenery: Gravel path hidden in the trees


Marilyn Bell Park // 851 Lakeshore Blvd W

Hike: 1.5 km

Trail: Near the CNE by the Lake Ontario shoreline

Scenery: Views of Lake Ontario and various greenery


Hanlan's Point // Lakeshore Ave

Hike: 2.5 km

Trail: At the Southwest end of Toronto Island

Scenery: Beaches, views of Lake Ontario, Gibraltrar Point Lighthouse


Sun Valley Trail // Crothers Woods

Length: 1.5 km

Trail: In the lower Don Valley

Scenery: Woodlands, bridges, some steep areas


Taylor Creek Park // 260 Dawes Rd

Length: 3.5 km

Trail: Taylor Creek to the forks of the Don River

Scenery: Diversity of trees, plants, marshes and fauna


Toronto Discovery Walk // Downtown Core

Length: 6 km (2 h)

Trail: City Hall - Osgoode Hall - CBC Building - CN Tower - Union Station - St. Lawrence Market - St. James Cathedral - St. Lawrence Hall - Old City Hall

Scenery: The circular trail meanders throughout various urban and park locations to give the perfect mixture of streetscapes and nature.


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