The North Simcoe Rail Trail is a 30 km long rail-trail, which from south to north skirts the famous Minesing Swamp, passes by historic Fort Willow, then through the Mayer's Marsh, farm land and forests.
It goes through the communities of Phelpston and Elmvale, and links up with the Tiny Trail to the north, which continues for another 22 km to Penetanguishene.
Hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, cross country skiers and snowmobilers are allowed on the trail. The rail-trail is a favourite destination for the Brereton Field Naturalists of Barrie. The Ganaraska Hiking Trail also follows the North Simcoe Railtrail for a few kilometers.
Every September, the Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival at Fort Willow includes several organized walks along the North Simcoe Rail-trail.
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