10.11.2019 | Living In Toronto

The Top 5 Places to Walk Your Dog in Toronto This Fall

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Summer has come and gone, which means fall is officially upon us. Fortunately, as the cooler weather takes hold, there are plenty of things to look forward to—especially if you’re a dog owner. When it comes to fun activities, few compare to observing autumn colours with your furriest family member by your side. Thanks to our many trails and green spaces, Toronto is the perfect place to do just that!

Here are the top five places to take your dog for a walk in the city this fall…

1) Crothers Woods

Leaside is home to a 52-acre natural oasis known as Crothers Woods. These woodlands are known for their towering trees, which become truly spectacular when the leaves start to turn. If you’re looking for both autumn hues and a leisurely walk with your four-legged friend, the nine kilometres of trail at Crothers Woods is the ideal place to find them. While your pooch will have to stay on-leash, they’ll still love exploring this vast nature landscape—and so will you!

2) Sherwood Park

If you spend time in midtown, you’ll want to grab your lovable pup and head over to Sherwood Park. This well-treed green space boasts picturesque trails, which take on a golden sheen when fall arrives. They’re also perfect for dogs who enjoy sticking close to family members on long walks. Fortunately, if you have a high-energy canine companion, Sherwood Park is also the site of a spacious off-leash area.

3) Moore Park Ravine

For fans of autumn, Moore Park Ravine is another midtown gem. This stunning outdoor escape is known for its maple, oak, and beech trees. As you can probably imagine, their foliage is at its most majestic during the brief window between summer and winter. The best part is, you can explore the area with your furry best friend in tow! Pro tip: consider taking the trail that runs through the ravine to Evergreen Brick Works, which is the perfect place for leash-free roaming and the site of some fantastic public markets and gardens.

4) Kay Gardner Beltline Trail

Running across Toronto from east to west, the Beltline is an incredible gift to urban nature lovers. This impressive trail clocks in at nine kilometres. It traverses neighbourhoods and winds through parks and ravines, revealing plenty of gorgeous scenery along the way. Take it all in with your pooch by your side—and be prepared to run into plenty of fellow dog lovers while you’re there! The Beltline runs from Allen to Mount Pleasant Road, and you can use Google Maps to find the best entrance point near you.

5) High Park

This list just wouldn’t be complete without High Park. The city’s largest green space is chock full of off-leash paths, trails, and open spaces. Your pup will want to spend a full day wandering around—and thanks to your gorgeous fall surroundings, you’ll feel the same way. Take in brightly-hued oaks, ashes, and pines, or chat with other pooch owners over at dog hill—all while your best friend does some socializing on their own! Between its 8.5 hectares of dog-friendly space and its stunning natural scenery, High Park is the ultimate place to bring Fido this fall.

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