Cycle to the Humber Valley
If there were nominees for best cycling day trips out of Toronto, the list would have to include a summer ride up the Humber Valley to Kleinburg for a visit to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a picnic on its sculpture-dotted grounds and a leisurely evening spin back down the valley into the city. The valley is gorgeous all the way north, and the trip exemplifies the best of what the region is becoming while avoiding the worst—i.e., the highways. The river route that gave Toronto its purpose centuries ago is once again a pathway, its headwaters a nexus of trails that spread out like green veins throughout central Ontario. In addition to great Canadian art, the area is awash with outdoor opportunities, both tame and on the wilder side.
Excerpted from Day Trips Around Toronto by John Barber, published by Firefly Books Ltd.