5 Best running trails near Mississauga


Published May 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm


Now that the weather is starting to get warmer, and the Province is starting to lift certain restrictions, you might be thinking about enjoying the fresh air.

Fortunately, while not all outdoor facilities are open, many running trails are—which provide an opportunity to get some exercise (something that has been difficult with all the gyms and fitness centres closed), and enjoy the nice weather.

There are the five best running trails near Mississauga.

5: Leslie Street Spit Trail

The Leslie Street Spit Trail is an 11.1 km-long trail that makes a loop around Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto.

The trail offers some pristine views of the lake, and it’s open for walking, running, and biking. Additionally, strollers are permitted, but dogs are not.

Photo courtesy of alltrails.com

4: Scarborough Bluffs Trail

Located at the foot of Brimley Road in Scarborough—in Toronto’s east end—Scarborough Bluffs trail offers a beautiful, five-kilometer walking and running trail.

It also offers stunning views of the natural landscape, including the bluffs, the peak of which is 65 metres above the water.

Photo courtesy of ontariotrails.on.ca

3: Martin Goodman Trail

Located in the west end of Toronto, along the banks of Lake Ontario, the Martin Goodman Trail is 30.6 kms long, making it a perfect option for both experienced runners and those just starting.

It offers a beautiful view of the lake, and it’s open for walking, running, and biking. Additionally, strollers and dogs are permitted.

Photo courtesy of alltrails.com

2: Don River Trail

Starting at the intersection of Lakeshore Boulevard and Cherry Street near Polson Pier, the trail runs for 13.8 kms, and is open for walking, running, and biking.

However, it’s a very popular trail and is often crowded with other joggers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

Photo courtesy of @r1cky’s Instagram

1: Waterfront Trail

Easily the longest trail on the list, the Waterfront Trail runs for 650 kms end-to-end—780 kms if you include the scenic loops—and offers immaculate views of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

The trail’s great for those who want to go for a quick run to improve their cardio, or go for a longer jog to clear their head.

Photo courtesy of @rebecca.van.bommel’s Instagram

Cover photo courtesy of @hanklulu’s Instagram

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