The warm weather has arrived, which means that it’s the perfect time to get outdoors! Did you know that Markham is filled with scenic parks and trails that are perfect for leisurely walks, hikes, picnics, and even cycling? As a bonus, many of these trails are located a short walk or drive from one of our library branches. So the next time you plan a library visit, we invite you to explore the trails and parks surrounding our locations for some stunning views. Here are just five of our favourite trails you can explore nearby:
- Forest Therapy Trail – Markham Village Library
Located just a 10-minute walk from Markham Village Library, the Forest Therapy Trail offers access to the Rouge River and the Milne Dam. With over 7 kilometers of pathways you can explore this trail by foot or on your bicycle.
- Pomona Mills Park – Thornhill Village Library
Pomona Mills Park Loop is a 15-minute walk from our smallest and most historic library location – Thornhill Village Library. The park offers a short 2 km trail loop which you can complete at a leisurely pace, taking in the beautiful sights.
- Toogood Pond Park – Unionville Library
- Bob Hunter Memorial Park - Cornell Library
- Milne Dam Conservation Park - Aaniin Library
Want to explore more trails for hiking and cycling in Markham? Checkout the City of Markham’s route maps for your next adventure.
Look for something to do while you hike? Checkout this list of short audiobooks to keep you company: