Since it’s wintertime, the activities that you can do outdoors are more limited because of the cold weather. Although, a very fun and scenic activity that is enjoyed in the winter is ice skating. There are so many skating trails and paths in Toronto and the GTA that are great to get your body moving and breathe in some fresh air. Be sure to check when each individual rink opens for the season.
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Here are the best skating trails to go to in Toronto & the GTA.
The ice skating trail at MacGregor Point in Port Elgin is a premier winter attraction it also offers skiing, snowshoeing, camping, and other winter fun.
Located in Bala, this trail is open from December 27 until March Break with weather permitting. Skate a 1.2 km loop around 12 acres of cranberries. With forest on one side and cranberry beds on the other, this is a one-of-a-kind experience. Every Saturday night (weather permitting) 400 tiki torches are lit for Light the Night night skating.
The Bentway transforms into a unique urban winter wonderland with the opening of a 220-meter skate trail under the Gardiner Expressway. It’s open seven days a week from 12-8:30 pm starting December 18.
At Greenwood Park, you can enjoy the skating trail or the covered outdoor rink, or both. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast.
The 1.3 km Ice Skating trail winds through the thick Muskoka forest and is a winter experience like no other.
This park is located along a stretch of wooded shoreline in the Kipling and Lakeshore are. It’s a skating path that’s in the shape of a figure-eight, plus, it gives skaters a great scenic view.
The five-meter-wide trail loops through College Park and is open from 10 am until 10 pm everyday.
Dieppe Park Complex is located on Cosburn Avenue just east of Greenwood Avenue. It has an outdoor ice rink and a skating path to enjoy.
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