There are some particularly nice options for running in Brampton, a GTA city located just northwest of Pearson Airport. The best places to run in Brampton are three different linear parks areas that run north-south, linked by multi-use paths.
Etobicoke Creek Trail. This paved multi-use path runs for 10 km, linking several parks, from south to north: Duggan Park, Wexford Park, Camden Park, Sandalwood Park, Conservation Drive Park, and Snell Park. The trail passes through a combination of open and wooded areas. Use it as an anchor to explore numerous additional trails in the parks. A highlight is the loop around Loafer’s Lake. There are also numerous offshoots connecting to neighborhood roads. ROUTE MAP (one-way, south to north)
- One can also run south of Duggan Park, on paths through Centennial Park, Archdekin Park, and Kiwanis Park. It’s ~4 km, and the path is not 100% seamless.
Esker Lake Trail. Just east of Highway 410, this 5.1 km paved linear park trail connects several parks. From south to north: Carleton Park, Norton Place Park, Laurelcrest Park, Bramalea Park, & Nuffield Park. Combination wooded and open, and a couple of small lakes. There are additional paths in the parks. ROUTE MAP
Chinguacousy Trail. A linear park path in eastern part Brampton. One can run for 6 km from Aloma Park north to Bovaird Dr. at Manitou Park, passing through several parks. The 4 km from Knightsbridge Park north is part of the paved Chinguacousy Trail. Chinguacousy Park features numerous additional trails and seasonal recreational facilities. ROUTE MAP