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Come out and play in East Gwillimbury. We are a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts and loaded with fun things to do for every kind of adventurer.

Our rich cultural offerings attract tourists from near and far to explore the seat of Canadian democracy, our vibrant library and live music in the summer.

With a geography dominated by green space, it’s no surprise that there is so much to do outdoors! East Gwillimbury offers golf courses, equestrian academies, fishing and water sports, as well as epic mountain bike trails.

Trails Guide 2016

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Getting Around

There’s more than one way to discover East Gwillimbury. Marvel at the stunning natural vistas as you hike, bike, jog, ski or snowmobile along our well-maintained roads and trails. Every season holds a new adventure, so gear up and get exploring!

  • Hiking

    Hiking

    Life’s a journey and there’s no shortage of trails to discover in East Gwillimbury!  Many of our trails are part of the popular Nokiidaa Trail network, which connects us to neighbouring towns of Aurora and Newmarket. Walk, bike or jog trails from the laid-back Anchor Park Trail to the challenging Simcoe Trail.  Remember to keep your eyes open for local flora and fauna.

  • Cycling

    Cycling

    Cyclists traveling from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe pass through the heart of East Gwillimbury. Our quiet and scenic paved roads wind through quaint villages and fertile farmland, and the area features challenging mountain biking trails.

  • Cruising

    Cruising

    Enjoy a drive through the scenic countryside of East Gwillimbury. Visit the charming hamlets and villages of Queensville, Ravenshoe, River Drive Park, Sharon, Brown Hill, Holland Landing, Holt and Mount Albert. Escape the city and sample country living as you cruise past rolling hills, expansive farmlands and lush green spaces.

Hiking

Life’s a journey and there’s no shortage of trails to discover in East Gwillimbury!  Many of our trails are part of the popular Nokiidaa Trail network, which connects us to neighbouring towns of Aurora and Newmarket. Walk, bike or jog trails from the laid-back Anchor Park Trail to the challenging [...]

Cycling

Cyclists traveling from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe pass through the heart of East Gwillimbury. Our quiet and scenic paved roads wind through quaint villages and fertile farmland, and the area features challenging mountain biking trails.

Cruising

Enjoy a drive through the scenic countryside of East Gwillimbury. Visit the charming hamlets and villages of Queensville, Ravenshoe, River Drive Park, Sharon, Brown Hill, Holland Landing, Holt and Mount Albert. Escape the city and sample country living as you cruise past rolling hills, expansive farmlands and lush green spaces.

Arts & Culture

East Gwillimbury is a community of villages connected by forests and farmland, each with its own history and charm. We are proud to be known as the seat of Canadian democracy, and we invite visitors to explore local heritage and culture to discover what makes the area (and its people) so unique.

  • Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum

    Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum

    Built in the 1820s, the Sharon Temple is one of the finest and most unique examples of Canadian architecture. Visitors come from across Canada to explore nine historic buildings nestled within a lush park setting.

  • Music in the Park

    Music in the Park

    In the summer, Civic Square is the place to be for live music! Bring a chair or blanket and take in local and national talent. Check the website for up-to-date listings

  • Library

    Library

    With branches in Holland Landing and Mount Albert, the East Gwillimbury library offers a wide variety of services, programmes and activities to visitors – including children’s area, reading lounge and complimentary wireless internet.

  • Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum

Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum

Built in the 1820s, the Sharon Temple is one of the finest and most unique examples of Canadian architecture. Visitors come from across Canada to explore nine historic buildings nestled within a lush park setting.

  • Concert in the Park

Music in the Park

In the summer, Civic Square is the place to be for live music! Bring a chair or blanket and take in local and national talent. Check the website for up-to-date listings

Library

With branches in Holland Landing and Mount Albert, the East Gwillimbury library offers a wide variety of services, programmes and activities to visitors – including children’s area, reading lounge and complimentary wireless internet.

Sporting Life

East Gwillimbury boasts an enviable array of outdoor activities for active living enthusiasts of all stripes! Soak up the sunshine and fresh air on the golf course, explore meandering countryside trails on horseback or mountain bike, or practice your wakeboarding skills on the lake. Whatever activities you choose, the most important thing is that you get outside and discover all that we have to offer!

Brown Hill Tract Mountain Bike Trails

Boasting over 15 kilometres of trail, the Brown Hill Tract offers some of the best mountain biking in the Greater Toronto Area. Cyclists of all skill levels will find this track to be rhythmic, fun and challenging at times.  Remember to use your bell to alert hikers of your approach!

Brown Hill Tract Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain Biking

Brown Hill Tract Mountain Bike Trails

Boasting over 15 kilometres of trail, the Brown Hill Tract offers some of the best mountain biking in the Greater Toronto Area. Cyclists of all skill levels will find this track to be rhythmic, fun and challenging at times. Remember to use your bell to alert hikers of your approach!

Brown Hill Tract Mountain Bike Trails