Play & Explore

The Township of Essa welcomes you to experience the outdoors in its various trails, parks and green spaces.  There's something for everyone to see, do and enjoy.  With over 20 playgrounds and 27 parks, Essa provides plenty of spaces for community members to get out and get active.​ 

Each park accommodates different recreational experiences, including playgrounds, adult exercise equipment, splash pads, tennis courts, basketball nets, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, outdoor pads, off-leash dog parks, skateboarding, and a series of trails.  

Essa is also home to four fishing parks.

Explore the Outdoors

With a sprawling network of trails and the robust Nottawasaga River in Essa, we encourage you to explore our trails and visit our picturesque parks and conservation areas throughout the municipality.  There is something for everybody to do ranging from skating to fishing to hiking and cycling.  You can also visit the Essa Public Library to explore your mind!

Recreation and Sports

Essa offers a variety of recreational activities and programs.  Whether you are interested in sports or fitness, there is something available for all ages and abilities.  

Visit Essa

Our rural and urban settlements such as Angus, Baxter, Colwell, Egbert, Ivy, Thornton, and Utopia offer the ultimate small-time charm.  Just a short drive from Barrie or Alliston, and north of Toronto, Essa offers visitors an opportunity to relax and unwind.  Explore what Essa has to offer!

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