I had originally thought that the great city of Toronto was mainly commercial, city sights and sounds, public transportation, pollution, etc. Coming from a smaller town, being used to the quiet outdoors, and the vast selection of bicycle trails, I failed to realize that Toronto has a hidden gem in its existence.
Unbeknownst to me, a plethora of bicycle trails resides in the heart of the city, with a varying skill level required for each trail. There are paved paths down in the Don Valley parallel to Don Valley Parkway, there are offroad trails near the infamous Bridle Path, and the trails extend East as far (and possibly further) as Victoria Park.
We probably covered 60KM’s of ground today, and saw many things that we didn’t even realize they existed in Toronto, such as water falls, small rapids, steep ravines leading down to the river, cliffs, and off road trails with fallen down tree obstacles.
If you ever get the chance, check out this trail. It starts downtown near Parliament and Front, you can also access it if you go down Queen Street East, before going over the DVP, you walk down the stairs to get to the trail.