The Township of Springwater is home to many multi-use trails, including trails for off-road vehicles. We continue to build out our trail system according to the Trails Master Plan.
See below for a listing of our community's most popular trails or check out interactive maps on Tourism Simcoe County's website.
North Simcoe Rail Trail
The North Simcoe Rail Trail runs through the heart of Springwater from the edge of the Minesing Wetlands to Tiny Township, just north of Elmvale. This all-season trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail, which includes Heritage Park in Elmvale.
The trail also offers a great cycling experience! Visit Cycle Simcoe for route details.
Hunter Russell Nature Trail
The Hunter Russell Nature trail winds along Willow Creek in Midhurst from the corner of Doran Road and Belmont to Cowdray Park.
Nine Mile Portage Recreational Trail
Experience the trail that our First Nations people created, that fur traders followed and the British used to win the War of 1812. Nine Mile Portage Recreation Trail begins in Memorial Square in Barrie and ends at Fort Willow in Springwater
The trail is approximately 15 km long and follows a variety of terrain types, including sidewalks, road allowances and earthen footpaths through natural areas. Some portions include steep inclines.
Simcoe County Forest Trails
The Simcoe County Forest is the largest municipally-owned forest in Ontario. There are over 130 individual tracts of forest covering more than 32,000 acres! Find trails throughout Springwater by using the County's interactive mapping tool.
For more information about trails, visit Ontario Trails.
Respect all trail users by:
- Sharing the trail with others
- Staying on the trail to avoid damaging nearby vegetation
- Leaving plants and small creatures in their natural habitats
- Using waste bins or carrying your litter home
- Keeping your pet on a leash and picking up after your dog