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
Heart Lake Conservation Area. In the northern part of Brampton. Good option for trail running on several km of trails. INFORMATION. TRAIL MAP
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