York, Durham & Hills of Headwaters

The Region of Durham is situated in the highly developed and populated economic centre of Ontario, known as the Golden Horseshoe, that stretches from Oshawa to Niagara Falls. Durham Region lies immediately to the east of the City of Toronto within the Greater Toronto Area and encompasses an area of approximately 2,590 square kilometres (1,000 square miles). The area is characterized by a variety of landscapes and communities. A series of major lakeshore urban communities contrast with a variety of small towns, villages, hamlets and farms which lie immediately inland. The relatively flat lakeshore area marked by the bluffs, wooded creeks and ancient shoreline, features contrasts with the hummocky topography of the Oak Ridges Moraine running parallel to the shoreline only 15 miles to the north. This diverse landscape of woods, headwaters, ridges and hollows gives way to rolling farmlands and lakes to the north. Here the Municipality spreads into the prime recreational lakelands of Simcoe, Scugog and the Kawarthas.


Durham Cycle Tours

Explore Durham Region on two wheels!

durhamregionOur trails and on-road cycling routes will lead you through a variety of breathtaking landscapes — from the beautiful scenery of Lake Ontario's Waterfront Trail to the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Head out into the country and visit a farmer's market, art gallery, museum, or local winery. Enjoy a leisurely downtown shopping tour and stop in to savour some treats at a bakery or café. There's so much to do and see while you're exploring Durham Region on two wheels!


Durham Cycle Tour GPS Routes

Durham Cycle Tours map includes 14 cycling routes curated by expert local riders download the GPS routes, and hit the road to experience the culture, history and natural beauty of Durham Region

Just minutes north of Toronto, York Region is a special place – it is uniquely characterized by its rich cultural diversity, vibrant community life, vast green spaces and Lake Simcoe waterfront. As a resident or visitor, you will find there is much for you to discover and experience. Browse through YorkScene.com daily to learn about local events, activities, venues and places that cater to your individual interests and tastes. You will find that York Region is sizzling with arts, culture, golf, sporting, outdoors, culinary, shopping, nightlife and recreational entertainment, as well as plenty of places to stay.

York Region Interactive Cycling Map

Caledon TrailwayThe Trailway follows the path of an abandoned rail line that once linked Hamilton with Barrie. The Town of Caledon purchased 35 km of rail section in 1989 and it became the first officially designated portion of the Trans Canada Trail in 1995. The first Trans Canada Trail Pavilion in the country was built in Caledon East in 1996. Visit the Stationlands Park in Caledon East to see the pavilion and commemorative panels, pond and wetland, a developing arboretum, and Caledon’s Walk of Fame. Other Stationlands Parks are in Palgrave, Cheltenham and Inglewood.

This is a multi-use trail, ideal for walking, cycling, and horseback riding, and cross-country skiing in winter.


Town of Caledon Trail Map