Oak Ridges Trail Association
We are the Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) and we want you to join us! Come out on one of our organized hikes on weekdays and weekends. The fun of meeting people who share the same love of the outdoors is gratifying. Get some good, low impact, enjoyable exercise and bring the children along, too.
At present about 275 km of main trail, plus various side trails, have been completed. The trail starts in the west with a link to the Bruce Trail, north of Mono Mills (Hwy #9 & Airport Road), and continues through the Northumberland Forest in the east, before splitting to two gateways at Castleton and Warkworth. More...
The Oak Ridges Moraine
The Oak Ridges Moraine is a ridge of land that runs parallel to and about 60 km north of Lake Ontario. It extends about 200 km from the Niagara Escarpment in the west to the Trent River in the east.
One of the most significant features of the Moraine is the ground water which results from rainwater percolation into the generally porous soils of the Moraine. The Moraine forms the watershed divide between Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe and is the headwaters to more than 30 rivers. More...