Best Parks in Markham for Easy Hikes and Forest Therapy

The City of Markham is located north of Toronto and home to 350,000 residents. 

Markham is a thriving suburban city with incredible diversity, growing neighbourhoods, and also tons of shops and restaurants.


Milne Dam Conservation Park

The 305-acre Milne Dam Conservation Park is Markham’s largest park. The park got its name from the Milne family who operated a mill near the dam in the 1820s.

A unique feature of this trail is that there is a 1.8 km section that's considered to be a Forest Therapy Trail.

Rouge Valley Trail

Springdale Park

Springdale Park and Valley is the first ever designated Gift Institute of Forest Therapy (GIFT) trail in Canada. It’s a trail that gives you an opportunity to connect with your surroundings.

Is named after Robert Hunter, a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and politician. His work compasses bans against commercial whaling and nuclear testing. 

Bob Hunter Memorial Park

Pomona Mills Park

This is a 11.6 acre park in the Thornhill-Markham district. While a smaller park, it offers a diverse landscape with a well-groomed loop trail that hugs along the East Don River.

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