The Sutton-Zephyr Rail Trail’s southern end is in the York Regional Forest Zephyr Tract at Holborn Road.

This now abandoned rail line was originally constructed as part of the Lake Simcoe Junction Railway and over the years became part of the Grand Trunk Railway and was finally taken over by the Canadian National Railway.

The trail begins in a reforested area and heads several metres west before turning north for its remaining four-kilometre stretch to Brown Hill Station Park.  As a result of of this trail’s serenity and proximity to water, an abundance of wildlife can be spotted, including deer and small animals. Bordered by a marshland and a forested area, the trail provides a peaceful easy walk in a sparsely populated part of York Region.

Link to trail maps of south & north sections of trail:  Find under East Gwillimbury section drop down menu:

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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Sutton-Zephyr Rail Trail characteristics

Length: 14 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural and Stone Dust
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Mountain biking
Accessibility Notes: Not accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: None reported

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry 1-800-667-1940

Find it: Southern access is reached by driving east on Holborn Rd from Highway 48 to the Durham/York Line. Turn north on Durham/York Rd and trail head is on the west side of the road.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1889140
Longitude: -79.3135650