Check out these local bicycle trails this summer

Check out these local bicycle trails this summer

It’s hard to beat a good bike ride. It’s great exercise, a great way to get around Toronto and a great way to see parts of the city you may have missed. The Greenrock Property Management blog team has put together of list of some of the best bicycle trails near you (plus details on how to get to them from your home at Village Green Apartments, 40-50 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street).

 

Lower Don Trail

 

One of the best mixed trails in the city, the Lower Don Recreation Trail follows the Don River,  north or south, giving you the freedom to choose where you want to go. From Village Green Apartments you can hop on your bike and ride about 25 minutes along Gerrard St. to St Matthews and enter from the bridge. If you go north you can go through Taylor Creek Park all the way to Victoria Park or choose go south towards Lakeshore.

 

Lakeshore

 

From the Lower Don Trail at Lakeshore it’s a quick ride over to Leslie Street and south along the Leslie Street Spit into Tommy Thompson Park. You can also park your car near the entrance to the park (15-20 minute drive from Village Green Apartments) The trail takes you on a beautiful tour around the peninsula that extends 5 km into Lake Ontario with great views of the lake. You will need to circle back once you reach the lighthouse. Your ride will take you through the bird sanctuary and some of the best nature watching in the city.

 

You can also use the Lakeshore path to ride east through Ashbridges Bay, along Woodbine Beach and Kew/Balmy Beach

 

Beltline Trail

 

Take a 15 minute bike ride from Village Green Apartments through Rosedale to the short Milkman’s Lane Trail to hit the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail. This trail is a pleasant, mostly shaded ride through a ravine. You can make a pitstop at The Evergreen Brickworks before finishing at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

 

The blog team at Greenrock Property Management hopes this week’s post helps you make the most out of your local trails this summer. There are lots of great trails for you to enjoy nearby. Have fun! For more information on Greenrock property rentals, please visit our website.