The Markham Rouge Valley Trail is envisioned to become a premier destination connector within the municipality and the region. The trail is carefully planned to thread through sensitive environments along the Rouge River connecting the Toogood Pond recreational area to the Milne Conservation Park and Rouge Park. When fully realized, the implemented trail will provide over 25 kilometers of off-road multi-use trails that are connected to regional cycling routes and trail networks as well as the public transportation system. The trail systems include a 150-metre-long, iconic cable-stayed bridge, boardwalk, interpretive signage and accessible facilities.
The materials chosen for the trail and the design of its amenities and unique interpretive features will position the Markham Trail as a leader in trail planning and design in Southern Ontario.