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The spectacular scenery, country breezes and the pleasure of speed bring cyclists of all skills and sizes to Halton Hills. Check out the cycling routes that take riders along rural roads to Acton, the historic home of the tanning industry and “Leathertown” which houses Canada’s largest leather store. The ride ends in the pretty hamlet of Glen Williams on the edge of Georgetown. Dismount for a while to enjoy historic buildings, antiques and the artisans’ shops in the Williams Mill.

A second route begins at the pick your own farm, Andrews Scenic Acres, travels through Niagara Escarpment lands to the Village of Limehouse. Enter the Conservation area, through beautiful woodlands and visit the restored kilns where, in the 1800’s, limestone was quarried and then burned to create quicklime which was then used for mortar and cement products. Continue the journey along 15 Sideroad past lush farmlands and forests.

Visit Halton.ca/cycling for maps, additional tours in Halton region and information.



Hiking & Trails

If you truly want to take in the beautiful landscapes our town has to offer be sure to explore some of our local trails!
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Bike It To The Market

Our fifth annual Bike It to The Market will be held on Saturday June 17th, 2017 from 8 am until 12pm.
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Epic Tour Halton

Join us on Sunday, September 10th for Epic Tour Halton! Neither a pledge ride nor a race, PwC Epic Tour is a lifestyle event that promises a great...
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Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. It’s a cycling journey, a fundraising crusade and your chance...
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Hiking & Trails

Halton Hills is an ideal location if you are looking to head outdoors and enjoy some hiking! Our community offers a wide range of beautiful trails and locations for you to explore at any time of the year.

The Bruce Trail, offering serene and breathtaking sights, has 30 km of trails running throughout Halton Hills. Not only can you enjoy viewing the local flora and fauna, but you can also take in unique sights like the ruins of the local lime kilns. Access to the trail is available from Limehouse, Silvercreek, Terra Cotta Conservation Areas and Scotsdale Farm. Downloadable maps of the trail can be purchased by visiting their online store . More information can be found at their website .

The Town of Halton Hills also offers a number of municipal trails for you to discover and enjoy. These trails allow you to explore local neighborhoods, and help you to discover beautiful parks, gardens and natural areas.

No matter your fitness or activity level, you will be able to find a trail that suits you in our beautiful community. For more information on local trails, and to download a copy of the guide, please visit the Town's Trails webpage. You can also pick up a copy of the guide from the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce.

Wherever you choose to explore, you will find something new and breathtaking along the local trails.

Photo: Limehouse Conservation Area

 

 


 

Bike It To The Market

Our sixth annual Bike It to The Market will be held on Saturday June 17th, 2017 from 8 am until 12pm. Once again participants will be treated to a free pancake breakfast hosted by the Georgetown Rotary Club. (Donations towards Rotary projects are always welcome)

This is a free event with riders of all ages, from all parts of the town, making their way to the Georgetown Farmers Market by whatever route they choose. To ensure safety and enjoyment for all ages, Main Street from the Farmer’s Market to Maple Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Free valet bike parking, will be available in the Main Street Parking Lot. The breakfast is free to all who arrive by bicycle but can be purchased by non-cyclists.

Participants can leave their bikes parked while they enjoy the Georgetown Farmer’s Market and fun activities for children.

Many volunteers are required for this event including bike parking attendants, ticket takers, greeters, and road closure attendants. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information please email below or call Councillor Jane Fogal 905 877 5806. Volunteer shifts are typically 2 hours in duration. We have many jobs suitable for students.

For more information please visit their website.

To get involved with the Halton Hills Bike Challenge please visit the Bike Challenge website.

Photo: Bike It To The Market - outside of the Halton Hills Cultural Centre.



 

Epic Tour Halton

Join us on Sunday, September 10th for Epic Tour Halton!

A GranFondo is to cycling what a marathon is to running. GranFondo’s are one of Canada’s fastest-growing mass participation event categories. Over the past few years PwC Epic Tour has become the largest event of its kind in the country.

Neither a pledge ride nor a race, PwC Epic Tour is a lifestyle event that promises a great day on the bike as well as a great post ride off-the-bike experience. Our Finish Line Festival features live music, 50 exhibitors, complimentary rider food and a free Steam Whistle beer!

For more information, please visit their website .

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Ride to Conquer Cancer

An Unforgettable Experience - June 10 &11, 2017.

The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
It’s a cycling journey, a fundraising crusade and your chance to BE EPIC.

Because when you join The Ride to Conquer Cancer, you’re taking action, becoming part of a powerful tribe and creating hope for countless individuals touched by cancer.

If you have a will to stop this disease, you have a place among us. Over two days and 200 kilometres, we will take to Ontario’s majestic countryside in solidarity and promise to show that cancer is no match against our conviction to conquer it. The Classic Plus route leaves from Toronto and offers an elevated route experience through the scenic regions of Peel, Halton Hills, Hamilton and Niagara.

The money you raise will benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, and move us closer to our vision to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime.

Your chance to BE EPIC starts right now… Register for The Ride today!

Photo: Ride to Conquer Cancer



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