Headwaters Nature & Leisure Finds

Break a sweat, break 100, or just break away: here are some of the more popular ways to enjoy our water (fresh and frozen), land, even mud.

 

 

Bike from Forks Bicycle Shop in Erin | Photo by: Pete Paterson

Cannondale Supersix EVO bicycle from Forks Bicycle Shop in Erin.

 

1. Forks Bicycle Shop

What: Gentle hills, peaceful valleys, forested trails and all of it so darn cycleable. When he first came to Erin, Brian Travis was as hooked as you’ll be, so he created his dream bike shop, the friendliest you’ll ever visit.

Who: Brian Travis

Where: Erin

forksbicycleshop.ca

 

 

North Toronto Mud Hero Obstacle Race takes place at Albion Hills Conservation Area. | Photo by: Pete Paterson

Shoes belonging to local conservation hero and mud racer Yasmine Slater.

 

2. Mud Hero

What: If mom ever told you to stay out of the mud, revenge awaits: this one-day 6km mud-race will put a year-long smile on your face, with an obstacle course, mudponds, and a rocking after-party.

When: August 29, 2015

Where: Albion Hills Conservation Area, Caledon

mudhero.com

 

 

Albion Hill Conservation Area offers hiking, biking, camping and more in Headwaters. | Photo by: Pete Paterson

Albion Hill Conservation Area offers hiking, biking, camping and more outdoor adventure in Headwaters.

 

3. Albion Hills Conservation Area and Campground

What: On the wide banks of the Humber River, a pristine conservation area welcomes winter tobogganists and cross-countriers, summertime campers (full modern facilities), and endless activities.

When: Year-round

Where: Caledon

albionfun.com

 

 

Great-Canadian-Bonspiel-at-Island-Lake | Photo by: Pete Paterson

Get ready to rock at the Great Canadian Outdoor Bonspiel at Island Lake Conservation Area.

 

4. Great Canadian Bonspiel

What: The rink is kilometres long, the teams come from across North America, but it’s anything but competitive: this January curling contest on beautiful (even when frozen) Island Lake is one big party.

When: January

Where: Orangeville

orangevillecurlingclub.ca

 

 

Fly Fishing in Headwaters. Fly made by Steve Murphy, Headwaters Fly Fishing Club. | Photo by: Pete Paterson

Headwaters offers some of the best fly fishing around.
Shown: Fly tied by Steve Murphy, Headwaters Fly Fishing Club.

 

5. Fly fishing

What: Relaxing one minute, thrilling the next, Headwaters is fly fishing paradise, and the Glen Haffy Conservation Area stocks Headwaters Trout Ponds with thousands of feisty rainbow trout every year.

Who: Steve Beausoleil

Where: Glen Haffy, Caledon

trca.on.ca/enjoy/activities/fly-fishing.dot