Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association

Site: Orillia - Mailing Address

Service: Barrie Section

Record #: BAR0288
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 26 Jul 2023

Location, Telephone & Internet

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Located In Community Orillia
Address Orillia, ON

Contact Information

Primary Contact John Rudnickas, Barrie Club President; Phone: (Cell) 416-248-1690; Email:
Alternate Contact Susan Lee, Barrie Club Director; Phone: 705-627-0345; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association Inc.; PO Box 693 
Orillia, ON 
Canada L3V 6K7

Description & Services

Description (Service) Ganaraska Hiking Trail consists of 500 kilometres of non-motorized trails for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing, running from Port Hope on Lake Ontario to the Bruce Trail near Collingwood, with side trails to Wasaga Beach and Midland
  • the trail is comprised of 9 sections (Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Wasaga, Oro-Medonte, Pine Ridge, Wilderness, Kawartha and Mad River)
  • objectives of the Association are to:
    • bring together people who are interested in physical activities such as hiking, biking, and cross country skiing
    • develop non-motorized recreational trails
    • map the trails
  • members of each section plan local hikes as well as develop and maintain the Ganaraska Trail
  • a registered charitable organization
Hours Administration Meetings: twice a year, call or visit website for dates
Hikes: usually twice a week, call or visit website for information about upcoming outings
Areas Served Barrie ; Essa ; Innisfil ; Oro-Medonte
Eligibility No restrictions, non-members welcome to join individual hikes
Application Call, visit website or email for information
Languages English
Fees Membership - individual and family memberships available

Other Details

Elections Informal
Physical Access Not Applicable
Print Material Newsletter 3 times a year The Ganaraska News, for members of the Ganaraska Trail Association and landowners who permit the trail on their land

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