Township of Severn is located along the shores of Georgian Bay and Lake Couchiching and offers field, wooded and shoreline trails that are perfect for hiking, cycling and exploring the outdoors.

Uhthoff Trail

Hike, cycle, ski or horseback ride along the Uhthoff Trail through Severn. The trail runs from downtown Orillia, through Coldwater and then continues as the Trans Canada Trail towards Georgian Bay. View the Uhthoff Trail Map to find parking, trail access points and to plan your route.

Route description

Uhthoff Trail is a 30 km trail that is open year round. The trail extends from Wilson Point Road to the 400 overpass at Waubaushene and takes you through scenic wooded areas, over wetlands and across many streams. Stop at one of the beaches along the trail and enjoy a bite to eat and a cold drink in Coldwater.

The trail is made up of mainly crushed limestone with a small paved section in Coldwater.

Cycling in Severn

Severn is a great place to cycle, for both beginners and advanced riders alike. Check out Cycle Simcoe and view our cycling map to find cycling trails throughout our area.

Carlyon Loop

The Carlyon Loop is a relatively easy 25 km ride through residential streets, countryside and along the shores of Lake Couchiching.

View the Carlyon Loop trail map


Begin at the municipal lot where the Trans Canada Trail crosses Division Road. Follow Division east towards Hampshire Mills Line. Cross Highway 11 into Westshore and cycle down residential streets that run parallel to the shoreline of Lake Couchiching. Follow the route through farm fields back to the start to complete the loop.

Coldwater Course

The Coldwater Course is a moderate 50 km ride that takes you along Bass Lake, through Marchmont and then back to Coldwater.

View the Coldwater Course trail map


Begin on Fairgrounds Road and head south towards Highway 12. Ride beside Bass Lake and enjoy the view of the water before passing through Marchmont on route to Coldwater. Stop for a bite to eat in Coldwater or learn about Coldwater's history at the Heritage Museum or Historic Mill before setting out to return to the Fairgrounds.

Upper Big Chute Loop

Upper Big Chute Loop is one of the most scenic routes in the Township. This 56 km trail has a moderate/advanced difficulty level.

View the Upper Big Chute Loop trail map


This route takes you entirely around Gloucester Pool. Follow Big Chute Road/County Road 17 north into Muskoka as it winds its way around rocky landscape and multiple lakes. Upper Big Chute Road eventually turns into Whites Falls Road, which then turns into Honey Harbour Road before crossing Highway 400 into Port Severn. Make a pit stop in Port Severn and check out the Marine Railroad at Lock 44. Follow Saint Amant Road out of Port Severn to return to Severn Falls via Upper Big Chute Road.

Uhthoff Trail

Uhthoff Trail begins at either end of the Township of Severn and is a relatively easy ride that forms part of the larger Trans Canada Trail.

View the Uhthoff Trail map


If you are uncomfortable with the idea of road cycling, or if you don't have the proper equipment, try the Uhthoff Trail. The trail is predominantly gravel and connects downtown Orillia to Coldwater and through towards Georgian Bay.

Bicycle repairs

There are two bike repair stations located conveniently along cycling trails that allow riders to re-inflate tires and do quick, basic repair. You can find our bicycle repair stations at:

Cycling safety

Your safety is important to us. Many cycling trails throughout Severn take riders along country roads and highways with paved shoulders and in some cases poor sightlines. Visit Share the Road to learn about cycling safety. Make sure that you take all necessary precautions when sharing the road with motor vehicles.