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The Best Hiking and Walking Trails in Orangeville

Are you a nature lover and like to get outdoors for a hike or walk? There are lots of trails in Orangeville and the surrounding area to explore and use to get moving this summer. If you are looking to go for a bike ride, hike, trail run or check out some historic sights there a few great ones to choose from.



Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail

Enjoy this 7.9-km loop trail near Orangeville, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 58 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.


Island Lake Conservation Area Trail

Explore this 3.2-km loop trail near Orangeville, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 52 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, mountain biking, and trail running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.


Monora Park Loop

Explore this 3.7-km loop trail near Orangeville, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 4 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, trail running, and walking.



Hockley Trail Loop

Check out this 2.9-km loop trail near Mono, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 51 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and trail running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.


Ridgewoods Loop

Head out on this 5.1-km loop trail near Orangeville, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 30 min to complete. This trail is great for birding, cross-country skiing, and hiking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.


Mill Creek Trail

Check out this 3.9-km out-and-back trail near Orangeville, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 6 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, mountain biking, and walking, and it's close proximity to our Six90 TOWNS.



Tick Prevention - how to avoid getting a tick bite

Cover up and wear the following

  • light-coloured clothing, so it’s easier to see ticks

  • closed-toed shoes

  • long-sleeved shirts

  • long pants, tucked into your socks

  • special clothing designed to repel ticks

Use Insect Repellent

Use an insect repellent, or bug spray, that says “DEET” or “icaridin” on it. Put it on your clothes and exposed skin. Always read the label for directions on how to use it.


Put clothes in the dryer

Kill any ticks that might be on your clothing by putting your clothes in a dryer on high heat for at least 10 minutes before washing them.


Check yourself and your children

After being outdoors, check for ticks on yourself and your children. Look:

  • behind your knees

  • on your head

  • in your belly button

  • in your groin area

  • in your underarm area

  • on the back of your body – use a mirror, or ask someone to check for you

It’s a good idea to have a shower as soon as you can to wash off any ticks.


Check your pets for ticks

After being outdoors, check your pets’ skin and remove any ticks you find.

Ask your veterinarian about options to help keep ticks off your pets.


Maintain your property

You can help keep blacklegged ticks away from your property by:

  • keeping grass mowed short

  • trimming bushes and tree branches to let in sunlight (ticks avoid hot, dry locations)

  • creating a border of gravel or woodchips one metre or wider around your yard if you’re next to a wooded area, or an area with tall grasses

  • removing leaf litter, brush and weeds at the edge of the lawn and from stone walls and wood piles

  • moving children’s swing sets, playground equipment and sandboxes away from wooded areas

  • consider placing equipment on a woodchip or mulch foundation



For More Information: Best Trails in Orangeville https://www.alltrails.com/canada/ontario/orangeville Learn how to avoid bites from blacklegged ticks, which may carry Lyme disease

https://www.ontario.ca/page/lyme-disease

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