Hiking provides a great source of physical activity anytime during the year. With the help of the LCBO, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is pleased to present the Greenbelt Walks hiking brochure and map in which Ontarians are encouraged to step out and explore our living countryside.
The easy-to-use, colourful Greenbelt Walks brochure outlines the Bruce Trail, Trans Canada Trail and Oak Ridges Trail. In addition to these three main trails on the map, there are hundreds of smaller local trails criss-crossing the Greenbelt.
The Greenbelt's 1.8 million acres (720,000 hectares) wraps around the Golden Horseshoe and is vital to the quality of life of Ontarians. It encompasses the Niagara Escarpment, the Oak Ridges Moraine, Rouge Park, some 7,000 farms, and hundreds of rural towns and villages. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation began its work in June 2005 as an independent, charitable foundation with a mandate to fund organizations in support of farming, the environment and rural communities located in Ontario's Greenbelt.
With polls showing over 90% of public support for the Greenbelt's goal of protecting land, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has to-date announced the awarding of close to $10 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations working in support of farming, the environment and rural communities located in the Ontario Greenbelt.
For further information or to request copies of the Greenbelt Walks brochure contact: Jennifer Asselin, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, tel: (416) 960-0001, email: jasselin -at- ourgreenbelt.ca.