It’s not that we like to boast, but we’ve told you before that Uxbridge, Ontario, is the Trail Capital of Canada. It’s not just an empty claim either, Uxbridge has been officially awarded this designation by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
That’s a must-know for anyone thinking of buying a Uxbridge home for sale. Uxbridge truly is a great place to live and work, residents can enjoy an extensive trail system along the Oak Ridges Moraine, and there’s no better time to do so than in the Fall.
Enjoy These Uxbridge Hiking Trails This Fall
Out of the nine trails located in Uxbridge, here are three great options to enjoy the changing of fall leaves!
Uxbridge Countryside Preserve Trail
If you like to combine your nature walks with a little bit of shopping, the 6 km of trails in the Countryside Preserve is for you. Located just behind the shopping area on Highway 47 at Concession 6, these trails are rated “easy to moderate”, so just about anyone can enjoy them. To add to the convenience, the trails are dotted with numbered posts in key locations, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost!
Uxbridge Rail Trail
Also known as the Uxbridge Lindsay Rail Trail, you can access this trail on the east side of Main Street., just south of Dallas Street. Considering this trail runs right through town and meanders for over 60 kilometres, it is popular with everyone, from dog walkers to cyclists. Part of the Trans Canada Trail, it’s a relatively flat route that takes you through a number of forested areas, perfect for taking in the fall colours!
Located a short distance south of town on Concession 7, Durham Regional Forest offers 16 kilometres of forest trails suitable for beginners, experienced hikers and cyclists alike. It’s also a favourite trail for horseback riding, and cross-country skiing in the winter.
If you want to learn more about the hiking trails in and around Uxbridge, check out our post “Your Primer on Uxbridge Trails”.