As a 720,000-hectare (1.8 million acre) protected green space on the doorstep of the country's largest urban area, Ontario's Greenbelt is a tremendous resource for anyone looking to stay active and stay healthy. Featuring two of the province's longest walking trails, dozens of parks and conservation reserves, great swimming spots and ski and bike trails, and a huge variety of towns and countryside, the Greenbelt is the place for healthy living.
Getting Active in the Greenbelt, the second booklet in our series explains how staying active can keep us young and healthy and provides ideas for integrating physical activity into your lifestyle. You'll also find information here on parks and conservation areas and their features and on various clubs and organizations that can help you to stay active and healthy!The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation's first Tour de Greenbelt, gets rolling September 20 & 21 and September 27 & 28, 2008. This is an exciting opportunity for Ontarians and visitors to bicycle their way through open air adventure in Ontario’s Greenbelt. This family-oriented cycling Tour is both accessible and affordable to all, with numerous attractions and special events. Described as a ‘fresh air festival on wheels,’ the Tour will take place over four distinct routes. The Tour costs only $30 per person per day to register and is free for children 14 and under who are accompanied by an adult. Riders can register online at www.TourdeGreenbelt.ca or call 1-888-960-0030.