Nature Trails near Toronto - Don Valley, Ontario

Toronto -  Don Valley

General boundary: Jarvis Street to Don Valley Parkway; Lawrence Avenue East to Queen Street East

East of the city centre, the Don Valley region is verdant, green and peaceful. It’s host to historic Cabbagetown, where mom-and-pop shops share the streetscape with multicultural restaurants and cafés. Bring a book and hunker down at either a cozy tea shop or a tranquil spot in a leafy park.

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Charles Sauriol Conservation Reserve Trail

Charles Sauriol Conservation Reserve Trail. The Charles Sauriol Conservation Reserve lies between the Forks of the Don and Lawrence Avenue East. It includes the Elevated Wetlands, an experimental water purification project at the Forks of the Don sponsored by the...

Crothers Woods

Crothers Woods is a unique and extensive forest habitat in the Don River Valley with approximately 10 kilometres of natural surface trails ideal for hiking or mountain biking. In Crother Woods, you will find Cottonwood Flats. Its industrial heritage dates back to the...

Don Valley Brick Works Park

Once a former quarry, Don Valley Brick Works Park is now a City of Toronto flagship natural environment park. It is considered a model for urban ecosystem planning given its extensive landscape restoration, re-naturalization, wetland re-establishment, and adaptive...

Don Valley Hills & Dales Discovery Walk

The Don Valley Hills & Dales Discovery Walk leads you on two overlapping loops through the Don Valley and nearby neighbourhoods. Although you can begin this Discovery Walk at any point along the route, a good starting point is the Broadview Subway Station. From...

Ernest Thompson Seton Park Trail

Ernest Thompson Seton Park Trail. This is yet another park along a branch of the Don River that’s popular for jogging, cycling, walking, horse riding and picnicking. There’s also an archery range here. But off the beaten (and paved) path, there are other...

Milkman’s Lane

Milkman’s Lane is an abandoned roadway in Rosedale that now serves as a pathway connecting one of Toronto’s wealthiest communities with the Rosedale Ravine, the Don Valley Brick Works and the Lower Don trail system. The trail starts at South Drive and ends at...

Rosedale Ravine Trail

The Rosedale Ravine Trail is amazing because it’s right in the centre of Toronto. It starts right at Yonge and St. Clair. You’ve got the hustle and bustle, then you just duck down that side street, Heath Street East, go down the staircase and suddenly...

Wilket Creek Trail

Wilket Creek Trail Park is well-known for its mature coniferous and deciduous forest communities. Depending on soil moisture, light, and orientation of the ravine slopes, mature stands of Eastern Hemlock, Sugar Maple, American Beech, Red Oak and Hop Hornbeam thrive...