Lower Don River Trail

Lower Don River Trail, Toronto: Address, Lower Don River Trail Reviews: 4/5

Lower Don River Trail
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Neighbourhood: East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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Brenda L
Toronto, Canada49 contributions
My husband and I have ridden bicycles along the Don River Trail from Wilket Creek Park to Queen Street several times in the past and really enjoyed it. Considering it is through a big city, it is quite peaceful, pretty and safe. There are lots of cafes and restaurants on Queen Street to stop at before returning. Unfortunately, the pavement has deteriorated a lot over the years and is a very rough ride on a road bike. I would have given a higher rating if I were walking, running, or even on a heavier-duty bike, but won't be going back with my road bike.
Written October 3, 2021
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Richard-Roadman
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands401 contributions
This a a perfect trail for runners or walkers to keep in shape. The path is paved and relativly flat. The path is also used by bikes so it can be a bit crowdy. Its a trail thru an green area squized between the river and highway. Because of the highwaynoise you won’t get that walking in nature feeling, but instead the upwards views of the Price Edward viaduct are very impressive. The path is part of the discoverywalks system from the Toronto cityboard. On their site are many more nice walks thru parts of the town. So looking for a walk of a few hours this might be your choice.
Written October 14, 2019
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Denny-Nederland
The Netherlands18 contributions
You can get a nice quiet run despite the fact you're in a city of a few million people, so that's great!
Written July 16, 2018
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evanthompson440
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
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If you want to ride north of the end of Rte 45, that is from Wilket Creek Park ( near Leslie) north to Edwards Gardens, the trail is closed and not bike friendly - better to hike this one as walking a bike can be difficult.
Written May 20, 2018
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ValvaMG
Toronto, Canada293 contributions
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We've read a lot about it and we were not disappointed, the view is beautiful, the trail is I'm very good shape but 2 spots that are under construction
Written March 27, 2017
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Quaksy I
Toronto, Canada61 contributions
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Took this trail from Distillary to Edwards gardens. Relaxing, scenic, romantic ride. Loved it.
Can't wait to do it again.
Written August 14, 2016
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Pat N
Waterford, Ireland198 contributions
Couples
If you are visiting Toronto and are able bodied, hire a bike and cycle the Don Valley Trail. The paths are well maintained and signposted. The number of parks you pass through is amazing. As there are no cafes or shops on the trail bring water and/or drinks with you. You can rent bikes from CA$35 for 24 hours from Wheel Excitement, you will also get a cyclist map of Toronto cycle paths.
Written October 12, 2015
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djdgs
Ottawa, Canada311 contributions
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This trail follows the Don river in the lower Don River valley, most well known for the Don Valley Parkway (highway). Hidden among the trees and alongside the river, except for a couple of short distances when the trail bends near to the highway, this is a paved path in a green, peaceful, oasis of nature next to the river. Because there are few access points meaning longer distances between entries and exits less casual walkers are present. Mostly used by joggers and cyclists, some fishermen and urban hikers. The beauty of it is the convenience. that it is so close to so many residents. from my place on dundas east I access the trail at the steps at the queen st east bridge. From there the trail heads north approx. 12 k and then splits - you can continue east a few kms up the beautiful taylor creek trail or head west. south takes you a few kms down to connect with the paths along the lakeshore - east to the beaches area and west to downtown. All separate and protected bike lanes. No water fountains. enjoy this hidden gem in the city !!
Written October 10, 2015
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,944 contributions
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I used to fish the Don in the Fall when salmon were running. The trail was a convenient and easy way to access the river without damaging local flora. I preferred the Humber but the Don provided some variation. Evenings were best.
Written September 18, 2015
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travelguru-su
Toronto, Ontario, Canada2,060 contributions
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Lower Don River Trail is the most convenient way for the people lives around the area who want to reach to the lakeshores of the Lake Ontario. It is a beautiful trail between Lower Don River and Don Valley Parkway mostly run close to the Don River. Some parts are also adjacent to the noisy and stressful slabs of Don Valley Parkway. It is good option to reach the Downtown Toronto for bicycle enthusiasts and cyclists of Toronto both for leisure trips on weekends or go to work on weekdays. it is also good for jogging and hiking.
Written September 8, 2015
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