Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance – Your backyard just got bigger!
the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance, your guide to outdoor recreation and adventure in Eastern Ontario. With trail networks spreading from the Bay of Quinte, all the way north to Algonquin Park, there are endless ways for you and your family to discover Ontario’s history, natural environment and rural communities. Whether hiking, cycling, horseback riding, ATVing or snowmobiling, are your pleasure, we have trails you’ll want to explore. You can visit for the day, or stay for the week. You can even customize your trip with one of our Adventure Packages. We’ll help you create the perfect route for independent travel. With a focus on preservation and enhancement of our natural heritage, and management and development out Corridors for Tourism, the Eastern Ontario Trails is your gateway to safe, fun outdoor recreation.
Hastings Heritage Trail
In the Bancroft/Madawaska Areas, there are many four-season, multi-use trail systems. One of the best known, the “Hastings Heritage Trail”, follows the old railway
line that linked Hastings County. Vital to the early economic development of the area, the railway carried ore, timber and farm produce, as well as the mail and passengers, of course! Now the tracks have been removed providing a recreational corridor that stretches from Glen Ross to Lake St. Peter. Connecting with over 2,000
kilometers of groomed trails, the area provides fun and adventure for all sorts of recreational uses including Horseback riding, ATVing, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Cycling and Dog Sledding.
There are many places to cross-country ski. A favourite place is Silent Lake Park. This Provincial Park has 4 trails totaling about 45km of groomed trails. Downhill enthusiasts can find hills ready at Calabogie (to the east), Batawa (to the south) and Haliburton (to the west). For something a little different, visit the natural luge hill- located just at the north-east town limits.