King Township is admired in the golf world for some of the best quality and highly challenging golf courses in Ontario. Come to play with friends and family, or to hold company and charitable tournaments.
Maybe you’re new to the game of golf and don’t quite know how to get started. Or perhaps you’re an experienced golfer looking for a challenge to take your game to the next level. Do you have a family and think that golf might be a perfect sport to play together?
Whatever your ability or need, Cardinal Golf Club has the course for you. Cardinal Golf Club has 3 golf courses, RedCrest, the East & West Wings, and the executive course at Kettle Creek, where you can play 18 holes in just 2.5 hours.
There is also a mini putt.
Nobleton Lakes is a 27-hole public facility and is perfect for all levels of golfers to be challenged. Situated in a beautiful enclave and surrounded by estates, this picturesque golf course will allow you to focus on your golf game and leave the distractions of life behind.
Their professionally designed course will challenge you, featuring numerous water hazards and smartly placed sand traps. Following your round of golf, you will be wanting to return and play more.
Get close to nature. Hike in any season.
The Oak Ridges Moraine stretches for over 160 kilometres across the most populated area of Ontario. It is the source of 65 major streams or rivers and provides clean, safe drinking water to over a quarter of a million people living on the Moraine. The Moraine forest, wetlands and open meadow are vital in maintaining a healthy ecosystem for Toronto and the GTA. It also provides beautiful space for recreation use.
The Oak Ridges Moraine Trail is a key water resource, a rich bank of bio-diversity, and a beautiful landform ideally suited for hiking. Much of the surface is said to have a kame and kettle relief. Hummocky hills (kames) are interspersed with hollows (kettles). The hills are composed of sandy and gravelly materials with the underlying till or boulder clay sometimes protruding to form high ridges. A kettle forms where a huge block of ice broken off the glacier is surrounded or buried by materials released by the melting glacier. When the ice melts, a hole is left, often forming a lake, such as Mary Lake and Lake Seneca in King.
There are 7 different trails for hiking in King
The Oak Ridges Trail Association offers guided hikes on a year round basis. These are a fabulous way to get close to nature, meet new people, and have some fun exercise.
Before joining a hike, you are advised to:
- Select a hike according to your own physical ability
- Arrive at hike 15 minutes before the start time to complete registration requirements
- Dress appropriately for the weather
- Bring sufficient water, snacks/lunch (for longer hikes) and suitable equipment according to the terrain and weather conditions (snowshoes after heavy snow falls and icers for most winter/spring hikes).
Look for the distinctive signposts marking entrances to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail. You will find these signposts at:
- Dufferin Street - on the west side, north of Bloomington. This walk will take you to Lake Seneca and the historic Eaton Hall
- Keele Street - on the east side, north of Bloomington. This hike is a continuation of the one from Dufferin Street.
- Keele Street - on the west side, north of Bloomington. This hike will take you up to the 16th Sideroad. You could stop into Pine Farms Orchard for lunch, or walk west along the 16th Sideroad to get to Happy Valley.
Happy Valley can be accessed at the corner of 16th Sideroad and Weston Road, on the west side. Look for the two posts that mark the entrance.
King has wonderful birdwatching opportunities all over the Township. One place in particular where there is spectacular birdwatching is in Schomberg. You can make a day of it with visits to a migratory pond and the Dufferin Marsh, and top it off with a gourmet coffee or terrific meal.
This rare Northern Hawk Owl took up residence in the Dufferin Marsh, which is on Dr. Kay Drive just east of Main Street. He was first spotted in late November, and can be seen regularly perched high above the Marsh.
How did he get the handle Logito? He is named after the Schomberg postal code - every address in the entire town shares a single postal code, L0G 1T0.
The typical habitat of the Northern Hawk Owl are the muskegs and swamps of the northern boreal forests, where they spend their entire lives as non migratory birds. Schomberg is located in the extreme southern-most portion of their range. Who knows? Maybe Logito is here to stay...
If you are planning to visit Logito, please be respectful that the marsh is the habitat for many creatures. Stay on the paths, or view from the road. Please leave the habitat as you found it.
While you are here, be sure to grab a bite on Main Street and visit the Olde Mill Art Gallery & Shoppe! The Olde Mill Art Gallery & Shoppe is located at the corner of Doctor Kay and Main Street, steps away from Logito's favourite perch.
Then head into the Scruffy Duck for some hearty fare in the historic feed mill.
The Dufferin Marsh is a 5 ha natural area located in the centre of the Village of Schomberg steps from the downtown Main Street. It is a remnant feature of the Schomberg River isolated when the river was channelized in the 1800’s. Through natural processes and man-made influences the old river bed developed into a wetland. The land was historically used for farming and was bisected by the Schomberg and Aurora Railway in 1902. Through the years the Marsh has flourished despite adjacent development.
The Trisan Centre is the local community centre, and on its east side is a large pond that is the home to swans and attracts many migratory birds.
Cold Creek Conservation Area
Hike 6.1 km of trails in this beautiful conservation area located just west of Nobleton. Test your sense of adventure on the high ropes and rock climbing wall.
- Hike 6.1 km of Trails in this beautiful Conservation Area.
- Open Monday – Saturday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Check out the Amazing Ways You Can Enjoy Cold Creek.
Whether you prefer the rolling hills or the flats of the Holland Marsh, the cycling in King is supreme.
The rolling hills of King and the stunning rural concession roads provide an excellent landscape and urban escape for cyclists at any level of expertise.
King Township is part of the Greenbelt Route, and is part of the 59 kilometer York Loop.
York Region has also created map for fantastic cycling routes.
Cycling the Holland Marsh
If you prefer to cycle on the flats, Holland Marsh is perfect! Park at Holland Marsh Wineries, and after your journey, reward yourself with a glass of wine.