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Hit the Trails in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Our link on the Trans Canada Trail follows an old railroad corridor that goes straight through the city of Peterborough. It’s a gentle grade and accessible to all abilities. But it’s only the beginning. Within Peterborough and Lakefield are urban trails in park settings, perfect for a casual stroll while out in the countryside. As you explore further into the unique counties that make up our region, you will find dozens of diverse trails and conservation areas suitable for beginner adventurers, mountain bikers, avid birdwatchers, and seasoned nature enthusiasts alike. There are hundreds of kilometres waiting for you to discover in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

View the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Cycling & Trails Map here

Please note: Guidance from the provincial Ministry of Health and Peterborough Public Health is evolving quickly in response to COVID-19. Rules and regulations are in place to help protect us all. Remember to read all signage before entering the trail system and practice physical distancing at all times. Non-essential travel is to be avoided until further notice.

Keeping it Short

Trails are a wonderful way to explore the outdoors and all you have to do is follow the path… or make your own. If you’re in a hurry but need a breath of fresh air, these short routes are for you!

In it for the Long Haul

Do you need a break from the indoors? Looking for more than just a quick jaunt? Then these trails are for you! The world’s longest recreational trail—which runs 23,000 kilometres across Canada—runs right through Peterborough & the Kawarthas on its way to the Pacific coast, called the Trans Canada Trail.

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