Kawartha Highlands Signature Site
Ontario Parks has added a new 1.5km hiking trail to the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park. You can access it by heading to the Mississagua River takeout (just a few minutes North of Buckhorn, Ontario). Be sure to grab one of the little booklets that describe the history of the land, and point out unique critters that are local to the area. The area is nice and rugged so be sure to bring your hiking boots, and bring a lunch to enjoy along the edge of the Mississagua River.
The Ganaraska Trail
A recreational trail with a total length of 500 km. Since 1967 it has been developed and maintained solely by volunteers and private landowners. The trail stretches across every type of landscape possible. Its route crosses parts of the Somerville Tract and the Victoria Rail Trail.
The Kawartha section starts on the Victoria Rail Trail where it intersects with Crosswinds Road, south of Reaboro. It follows the rail trail to Lindsay, along the Scugog River for some distance, and then takes the Victoria County Recreation Corridor, which it follows to 2 km past Burnt River. At this point, the trail increasingly sees evidence of Canadian Shield country. The section ends in Moore Falls after 77 km or varied terrain. The first 50 km are flat, and the next 20 km are rugged. The last 5 km are on country paths from Buller Road to Moore Falls. This section is suitable for novices.