Group of Seven Bike Trails

mcmichaelGroup of Seven Bike Trails

(72 km, City of Vaughan, City of Toronto)

Start this inspired ride in Kleinburg with a visit to the world-renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection, home to the works of the Group of Seven. Take the William Granger Greenway along the East Humber River, a trail that was once part of the historic Carrying Place Trail. Continue through the Country Club Golf Course and later pass Reptilia Zoo and Black Creek Pioneer Village. Finish your ride with great shopping and entertainment — from Kleinburg’s historic Main Street to Vaughan Mills, one of the largest indoor shopping malls in Canada.

 

  • Ride Rating:
    • Recreational cyclists – mix of trails, quiet streets, and a few busier streets; make it a 2-day ride with the Maple loop on day one and Kleinburg out and back on day two
      • Family/leisure option – ride along Bartley Smith Greenway and Finch Hydro Corridor trails from Rutherford GO Station to Black Creek Pioneer Village
    • Surface: Unpaved trail (limestone screenings) and road
    • Possible Starting Points:
      • Bindertwine Park (Kleinburg) – overnight parking
      • Rutherford GO Station (Maple) – overnight parking
      • Maple Community Centre (Maple) – overnight parking and access to washrooms and water
      • Several hotel options in the Hwy 7 & Hwy 400 area
    • Detailed maps:
  • Notes to Riders:
    • Spring/Summer 2016: there is railway track construction near the Bartley Smith Greenway trail entrance on Langstaff Road heading south.  Riders can take a short detour through the adjacent parking lot east of the tracks and down a steep hill to connect with the trail beyond the construction zone
    • Spring/Summer 2016: Trail disruption at Marita Payne Park due to utility construction; follow detour signage

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