Welcome to the Ganaraska Hiking Trail
The nine member clubs of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association Inc. maintain the 500 kilometre long Ganaraska Hiking Trail that is a recreational trail extending from Port Hope on Lake Ontario to the Bruce Trail near Collingwood, with side trails to Wasaga Beach and Midland. Each club offers hikes in their local area and maintains the trail system for all to enjoy. Come out and meet like-minded people who share a passion for the great outdoors!
The Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association acknowledges that the Ganaraska Hiking Trail passes through the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Wendat-Huron, and Haudenosaunee nations. The Hiking Association also acknowledges that some practices of settlement on lands were not conducted with the attitude of respect for the natural environment, which was characteristic of Indigenous people’s relationship with land, water, sky, flora and fauna. Hiking offers opportunities to connect meaningfully with the natural environment. Reconciliation with our natural surroundings in the form of learning to live with respect for nature is a step toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
1) 2023 Spring/Summer Newsletter