Get ready to have a wheelie good time
For all those expert and amateur cyclists out there who feel the best way to connect with nature is on two wheels, we’ve assembled a list of some of Muskokas must-try bike trails. After all, life’s an adventure – so enjoy the ride!
Algonquin Park Old Railway
Home to a multitude of animals, lakes and waterways, and lovely, lush forest, Algonquin Park essentially offers you a sample of everything that’s great about Ontario. And, by far, one of the best ways to explore it is on bike-back along the Old Algonquin Railway Trail.
Thanks to Algonquin Outfitters, you can even rent a bike from the Lake of Two Rivers Store, Cafe, & Grill at the trail’s start, so you can enjoy a cost-effective, quintessential, and up-close-and-personal Park experience.
Here, at the world’s first permanent Dark Sky Reserve, 4,700-acres of Crown Land offers exceptional biking (and hiking) trails amidst the Barrens’ bedrock and wetlands. In fact, the site hosts 3 well-marked trails for public use that total over 15km in length.
Plus, the Barrens is famous among star-gazers for its spectacular 360-degree view of the night sky, unhampered by light pollution. So, come for the biking, stay for the stars.
Liv Outside Bike Trails
Thanks to its ideal location, Liv Outside is able to offer guests easy access to some of Muskoka’s best outdoor adventures. Their Riverside Adventure Park Trails, in particular, are a must-visit destination for cyclists. Breeze through the beautiful forests with access from the Liv Outside trail permit, who have everything you need for your own self-guided mountain bike adventure – trail pass, helmet, and a top-quality bike rental.
Bracebridge Resource Management Centre
Ideal for inexperienced bikers, the Bracebridge Resource Management Centre provides over 16km of groomed trails that take you through beautiful wooded areas, a variety of flora and fauna, and scenic vistas along the Muskoka River. Best of all – there’s no fee to use the trails!
Buckwallow Biking Centre
Privately owned and operated, Buckwallow Cycling Centre is often deemed Gravenhurst’s best-kept mountain biking secret. Catering mainly to mountain bike enthusiasts, they provide over 30kms of trails that range in difficulty – which mean, it’s also a great spot for family fun.
Echo Valley Nature Trails
With over 3.5 km of tracks, the Echo Valley Nature Trails offer you a rugged, scenic outdoor adventure. Consisting of a main trunk line and 14 smaller trails, with varying degrees of difficulty, this site has several amenities that enhance the experience.
Admission is by donation, which you can leave at an honour box on site.
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Bicycling is an excellent way to explore Beausoleil Island, where you can ride along trails like the Huron (6.9km), Christian (1.5km), and Georgian (7.1km) Trails. Thanks to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Bikes program, bike rentals are available 7 days a week at Georgian Bay Islands National Park.
Hunters Bay Trail
The Hunters Bay Trail in Huntsville is roughly 4.6km long, and made up of beautiful natural surfaces and floating dock sections. It’s ideal for anyone looking to maximize their outing, by also pairing it with some fishing, swimming, hiking, or just relaxing amidst the beauty of the bay or the active apple orchard.
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