Good, I can be a little less jealous now! ;) Although it sure would be nice to be able to paddle close to home.
Apologies... will try and make our local recreation situation seem less exciting. You guys can't complain too much though having a nice forest just outside the door;)
Yes, we're lucky to have it, although it's become wildly popular with non-locals because there isn't much open single track in the GTA. I'm thinking about what might be involved in building trails on our own 10 acres. If nothing else, it would give 'Bent a meaningful project while he's feeling under-challenged.
We have new SUPs and paddles waiting. As soon as it seems ethical to visit Collingwood, we're looking forward to getting out on Georgian Bay. Then I might cry a little less while reading your log. ;)
Pump track! Pump track! Pump track!
With 10 acres you could have a decent trail system. Our friend Sean has a couple acre property and he fit in 1.6km of trail. That is my back up plan for mountain biking if everything else is closed;)
We have forested hills at the north and south ends so it could be pretty nice. :) What we don’t have is a chainsaw so route choice would be important.
Ontario’s outdoor lockdown is starting to subside. Our local trails were never closed - just the parking beside them. York Region (east of us in the GTA) reopened its forests 10 days ago. Simcoe County Forest trails (Barrie and a large surrounding area extending almost to us) are open to non-motorized use. Provincial parks are closed until May 31. Conservation areas are closed and will reopen on their own schedules. Compared to Phatty and Leanimal in France, who were (and maybe still are) limited to short outings within 2 km of their house, we’ve been lucky. But to read the diatribes in outdoor Facebook groups, you’d think it was the end of the world!