Every year, we all patiently wait for this bothersome thing called winter to go away. Every time our old friend spring pops its head into our lives again, it seems to get pulled back. But if you're looking to make 2020 your most adventurous year yet, there are a bunch of Ontario spring trails ready to be conquered once the warmer weather makes its official return.

From the bustling streets of Toronto to the serene forests of northern Ontario, this province has no shortage of trails that will provide your next awesome adventure or road trip.

So, grab your water bottle, the best pair of sneakers you got, and head out. Oh, don't forget your phone to take some killer selfies.

An amazing activity, hiking is a great way to exercise and also can provide opportunities to make new friends and acquaintances, but there are safety tips to keep in mind.

You should always have a cellphone handy, but if you are heading into a more remote area, let somebody know where you are going.

Some of these trails also require quite a bit of physical effort to conquer, so make sure to do your homework and don't take on more than you can handle. 

Happy exploring!

Cup & Saucer Trail at Manitoulin Island

Price: Free

Address: 6301 Bidwell Rd, Sheguiandah, ON

Why You Need To Go: This one of Ontario's most popular trails in one of the province's most unique locations. Depending on your desire, you can spend anywhere from a half-hour to a full day exploring.


Point Pelee Marsh Boardwalk at Point Pelee National Park

Price: Free to $16

Address: 1118 Point Pelee Dr., Leamington, ON 

Why You Need To Go: The most southern location in all of Canada, Point Pelee is a place you can't quite experience anywhere else in Ontario.


Ishpatina Ridge at Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park

Price: Free to $18.58

Address: 24 Finlayson Park Rd., Temagami, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you literally want to get high as possible in Ontario, head out of the city and up the Hwy. 400 (and a bit further!)


Toronto Section of the Bruce Trail

Price: Parking fees may apply

Address: Several access points, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Bruce Trail is one of Canada's most iconic, spanning all the way from Niagara Region up to the Bruce Peninsula. This trail offers you the best of Ontario's wilderness right in the GTA's backyard. 


White River Suspension Hiking Trail at Pukaskwa National Park

Price: Free to $12

Address: Near Marathon, ON

Why You Need To Go: Marathon is right, but this is well worth the half-day drive. The rugged route takes you through forests, wetlands, and the Canadian Shield before testing your nerves on the 30-metre suspension bridge. Stunning. 


Devil's Lake to Victoria Bridge section of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail

Price: Parking fees may apply 

Address: Devil's Lake Road, Minden Hills, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Ganaraska Hiking Trail spans nearly 500 km, and this is one of the most difficult sections. Casual hikers need not apply. 


Tulip Tree Trail at Rondeau Provincial Park

Price: Free to $18.58

Address: 18050 Rondeau Park Rd., Morpeth, ON 

Why You Need To Go: If your focus is more on the scenic route than the challenging route, this is your trail. Here, you can see rare species such as the prothonotary warbler and the eastern spiny softshell turtle.


Cedar Trail at Rouge National Urban Park

Price: Free

Address: Zoo Road, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: One of the few trails on this list that you can reach by TTC, it shows there is more to Toronto that skyscrapers and traffic jams. 


Top of the Giant Kabeyun Trail at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Price: Free to $18.58

Address: R.R. #1, Pass Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you want to show how badass you are, and that you can indeed conquer a giant, this is the place to start. 


Trimble Trail at Belfountain Conservation Area

Price: $2.64 to $5.75

Address: 10 Credit Park St., Belfountain, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Belfountain Conservation Area is the perfect place to take a spring hike. You'll be led over suspension bridges, past rushing waterfalls, through shrouded forests and more.


Huron Trail in Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Price: $5 to $15.80

Address: 2611 Honey Harbour Rd., Honey Harbour, ON

Why You Need To Go: To get to this trail, you must take a boat, which is an expedition all by itself. This is the type of spring adventure you'll definitely be telling your friends about on Monday morning. 

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