There's a whole world of beauty right in your backyard. The weather is beginning to get warmer, and soon you'll have no excuse but to explore Bowmanville along one of its many trails. Locally, there's over 37 km of off-road and recreational trails to walk, run, and cycle, with the whole family.
Wondering where to start? Along Bowmanville's scenic waterfront, there are trails that traverse two of the few wetlands that remain along the north shore of Lake Ontario, meadows, forests, bluffs, and beaches. Just north of Bowmanville, Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area has 130 hectares (320 acres) of forest with a 3 km looped trail perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and advanced cross-country skiing. As well, there are some non-municipal trails located at the always-popular Long Sault – often described as a hiker's paradise – Westside Marshes, and Enniskillen Conservation Area. Nearby Orono Crown Lands, Ganaraska Forest, and Oak Ridges Moraine also offer options for casual walkers and seasoned hikers alike.
Want the ultimate nature experience? The Bowmanville area is one of the few places in the Greater Toronto Area where you can camp at an Ontario Provincial Park. Imagine, an afternoon hike to Darlington Provincial Park, followed by a campfire under the stars with a special someone.
Bowmanville is a town surrounded by beauty – so get out there and discover it for yourself. What are some of your favourite local trails? Visit our Facebook Page and let us know.