As a family business, we’re all about outdoor sports we can do as a family. When the snow has melted and the skis are packed away, we love to get outside and be active in the warmer weather together. Here are our favourite places to ride with kids around Toronto and Collingwood.
Easily the most scenic ride in the GTA, we will never get tired of family rides along the lake. The path is nice and wide, as well as flat and paved, which makes it great for a leisurely stroll. When the sun’s out, expect to see plenty of people running, walking or biking this route. Bonus: there are lots of parking options nearby.
What could be more exciting than a ferry ride followed by a day of exploring on bikes? The majority of the bike paths on Center Island are paved, with few sections made of gravel. There’s no added charge for bringing bicycles on the ferry and there’s plenty of exploring to do once you get there. We suggest stopping by the Franklin Children’s Garden.
Fun fact: the Toronto Islands are among the largest car free communities in North America.
Quieter, and less frequented than its more popular counterpart, Ward’s Island is just as easily accessible. It offers the shortest line at the ferry dock, and there’s no additional cost for bringing bikes on board.
Gardner Belt Line Trail
A great green escape, allowing for plenty of family fun in the spring, summer and fall. This trail is wide, and unpaved, giving your kids plenty of space to ride and play, without having to worry too much about disrupting other cyclists or runners. There are plenty of benches lining the trail making this a great picnic destination.
The Georgian Trail is a scenic and family-friendly bike route between Collingwood and Meaford that runs along the south shore of Georgian Bay. There are lots of opportunities to stop and enjoy the close by parks, relax on the beach or stroll through the small shops in the villages along the way.