Nature Trails near Angus, Ontario

Angus is a town in the amalgamated community of The Township of Essa.

The Township of Essa was named after the daughter of an Indian Chief, and was first surveyed in 1820.  It became a Township under the “Act for the better division of this Province” in 1821, whereby it formed part of the District of Simcoe. It became incorporated in 1850.  As such, the year 2000 marked its 150th Anniversary.   Since its inception, it has since truly become a place “Where Town and Country Meet” with its location being approximately one hour’s drive north of Toronto, in the heart of the County of Simcoe.

The Township of Essa provides a great place to live and work with its mix of urban, agricultural and rural areas and convenient access routes to major cities beyond its municipal borders.  It is home to beautiful rivers and picturesque landscapes.  Many community projects have been undertaken to help sustain pristine river conditions for the benefit of its fishing and wildlife.  

The municipality has a focus on safe and healthy community living for its residents and visitors.  It currently has three trails – the Rippon Trail and the Pine River Trail are both located in the town of Angus; the Thornton Cookstown Trans Canada Trail runs between the villages of Thornton and Cookstown.

Some of Ontario's best hiking trails and nature trails are near Angus.

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Designated as a wetland of international significance and spanning an area of more than 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres), the Minesing Wetland is home to a diverse array of habitats.  The Meadow Mouse Trail is located adjacent to the Willow Creek Canoe Access on County...

Pine River Trail

The Pine River Trail is a 1.5 km trail that meanders through the Nottawasaga Fishing Park and LeClair Park.  Enjoy the picturesque Nottawasaga River while hiking this trail. This trail can be accessed by visiting one of the following two locations: 54 Roth Street 380...

Rippon Trail

The Rippon Trail is a 1 km trail that connects Peacekeepers Park at the north end of Mill Street to the Nottawasaga Fishing Park, and the Pine River Trail. Visit one of the following locations to access the Rippon Trail: 330 Mill Street, Angus 380 Mill Street, Angus...

Tiffin Centre Loop Trail

Situated between Barrie and Angus, the Tiffin Centre for Conservation is home to the NVCA’s Administration Centre, and the 300+ acre property is a four-season destination for environmental recreation and education. The Tiffin Centre is a spectacular place for a...