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More than ever before, people are discovering the enjoyment of the outdoors for pleasure and improved health through hiking and walking. If you Hike in Ontario, Huron County offers trail enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels a variety of terrains from natural paths to partially paved routes.
Huron County’s largest trail system, the renowned Maitland Trail, follows the north side of the picturesque Maitland River Valley. It offers a rewarding hiking experience with varied terrain from flat sections, gentle slopes, to steep climbs with many beautiful vistas.
Built on a former CPR rail line, the Goderich to Auburn Rail Trail (G.A.R.T.) is a pastoral trail route. It passes two scenic ponds, crosses over Sharpe’s Creek and ends at the intersection of the Maitland Trail. The Wingham Community Trail meanders along the former CNR rail bed, crossing the Maitland River and then makes a loop around the Turnberry Flood Plain Conservation Area to take you back. Enjoy the scenic view of the river from the old CNR Bridge.
The Tiger Dunlop Heritage Trail starts at the CPR Station at the Goderich Harbour. It crosses North Harbour Road to the Menesetung Bridge where there is a magnificent view of the Maitland River. Beyond the bridge, it follows the G.A.R.T. to Tiger Dunlop’s tomb.
In all, the Huron County Hiking Guide features 23 trail systems situated throughout the County. The Guide Book offers detailed trail descriptions and corresponding maps, providing additional information on trail distance, level of difficulty, trail use, trail hazards and trail surface.
Pick-up your free copy at local or regional tourism centres,
or click here to download a copy (approx. 5 MB Acrobat PDF file),
or to have the Hiking Guide sent to you at no charge contact:
Click here for Guided hiking and cycling events with the Maitland Trail Association