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Hiking and Multiuse Trails

Venture along the World's Longest Fresh Water Beach and witness how our summer white sandy shores transform into dramatic ice sculpted landscapes during the winter season. While you're there, soak up the stunning backdrop of South Georgian Bay. Follow along the water's edge and front the brisk winds of Lake Huron or take shelter along Shore Lane Trail which follows the waterfront set-back amidst the trees. 

Local inland trails offer stunning views of the Nottawasaga River and the back-dune area. A hike along the trails will not disappoint! From the Wasaga Nordic and Trail Center, the trail meanders through the valley of the McIntyre Creek and passes along quiet country roads to Smithdale, east of Glen Huron, where it connects with the Mad River trail section. The Wasaga Beach section is fairly easy to use with a few hills, making it great for novices and those out for a more leisurely stroll.

Trail Maps

Wasaga Beach Nordic Centre
Wasaga Beach Trails emap
Shore Lane Trail
Wasaga Section of the Ganaraska

Other Local Trails

  • Carly Patterson Memorial Trail
    • Trail heads located at 465 Lyons Court (Google Map), 355 Wildwood Drive (Google Map) and 89 40th Street South (Google Map).
    • 11km, Moderate Difficulty
  • Fitness Trail 
    • Trail head located at 425 River Road West (Google Map).
    • 1.5km, Moderate Difficulty
  • Ganaraska Trail
    • Trail head located at 30 Woodland Drive (Google Map).
    • 51.0km, Moderate Difficulty
  • Harold Culham Trail 
    • Trail heads located at 28 Sunset Court (Google Map) and 101 Blueberry Trail (Google Map).
    • 6.3km, Moderate Difficulty
  • Lois Kowall Trail
    • Trail head located at 35 Fernbrook Drive (Google Map).
    • 1.4km, Easy Difficulty
  • Marl Lake Trail
    • Trail head located at 61 Meadowwood Drive (Google Map).
    • 1.4km, Easy Difficulty
  • Oakview Woods Trail Loop
    • Trail head located at 1724 Mosley Street (Google Map).
    • 1.1km, Easy Difficulty
  • Schoonertown Trail
    • Trail head located at 28 Sunset Court (Google Map).
    • 5.8km, Moderate Difficulty
  • Shore Lane Trail 
    • Trail heads located at 1380 River Road East (Google Map) and 77 Waterview Road (Google Map).
    • Details: 14km, Easy Difficulty
  • Silver Birch Trail
    • Trail head located at 37 Silversands Crescent (Google Map).
    • 4.4km, Easy Difficulty
  • Stonebridge Trail
    • Trail head located at 201 Stonebridge Boulevard (Google Map).
    • 2.0km, Moderate Difficulty
  • Sunnidale Trails
    • Trail heads located at 8 Blake Court (Google Map) and 12 Orchard Drive (Google Map).
    • 4.1km, Moderate Difficulty

Guided Hiking and Snowshoeing Tours
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Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association
The Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association is a non-profit organization who maintains the trail system, develops side trails and loops with the objective of accessing places of scenic interest or to connect neighbouring trail systems. 


Daytrip Ideas:

  • Visit the Ancient Forests of the Niagara Escarpment
    Enjoy the natural beauty of this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Niagara Escarpment offers plenty of hiking trails await you with lookouts back to Wasaga Beach over South Georgian Bay!
  • Walk Canada's Oldest Marked Footpath 
    The Bruce Trail is located along the Niagara Escarpment. If you are feeling ambitious, this trail can take you all the way to Tobermory. 



Municipal Trails
There are over 100 km’s of on-road and off-road trails to discover in Wasaga Beach. You can hike, bike, snowshoe and cross-country ski in one of the most mesmerizing and diverse ecosystems in the region. Take a leisurely stroll along the Wasaga Beach Waterfront Trail under the fading light of a spectacular Wasaga Beach sunset or try snowshoeing in the lush pine forests and find yourself surrounded by trees cloaked in fresh fallen snow.


Town of Wasaga Beach Trails map

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Have you heard about Wasaga Beach's Story Book Trail? 

The Storybook Trail features special stands that display book pages at different intervals along the path. Families need to keep walking to the end of the trail to read the full story. It should take 10-20 minutes to walk the Storybook Trail.

It starts at the corner of 40th Street South and Cardinal Way, and then follows the Carly Patterson Trail all of the way to Meadowlark Boulevard.