Friday, 30 October 2009

Trails Open Ontario promotes year-round enjoyment of province's vast trail systems

TORONTO, October 30, 2009 /Canada NewsWire/ - With many of the province's trail systems open year-round to the public, visitors will have an opportunity to explore and enjoy Ontario's unique natural heritage throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Several programs and organizations participating in Trails Open Ontario 2009 are coordinating free public events and activities in the coming months. Recreational opportunities range from guided hikes to cross-country skiing, to snowshoeing and dog sledding.

For more information on this year's program, visit and click on Trails Open Ontario under the Spotlight on Heritage. Participating trail systems and organizations are also featured in a special eight-page section in the Doors Open Ontario 2009 Guide. To obtain a free copy, call 1-800-ONTARIO (668-2746).

Trails Open Ontario is designed to promote year-round trail use and education, support natural heritage conservation and stewardship, and encourage physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Trails Open Ontario is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, with funding support from the Government of Ontario. The program's media sponsor is The Globe and Mail.

The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage for present and future generations.

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