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Your Guide to Huron County Hiking

HikingGuide

Page 1 www.ontarioswestcoast.ca


Huron County’s Hiking Experience

Welcome to Huron County . . . Ontario’s West Coast! Discover the enjoyment of the outdoors for pleasure and improved health through walking, cycling and cross country skiing. Located in Southwestern Ontario, Huron County offers trail enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels a variety of terrains from natural paths to partially paved routes. Come and explore! Huron County is a vacation destination of charm, culture, beauty and endless possibilities! Contact the address or number below and ask for your free copy of the Ontario’s West Coast Vacation Guide to help plan your hiking adventure!

For the outdoor recreation enthusiast, Huron County also offers a free Cycling Guide and a Fish/Paddle brochure. For information about these and additional conservation areas and heritage walking tours, contact us. GEORGIAN BAY

Owen Sound LAKE SIMCOE

LAKE HURON

Barrie

Kincardine

HURON COUNTY Goderich

Wingham

Blyth

Brussels

Toronto

Clinton Bayfield

Seaforth

Kitchener/ Waterloo

Zurich Hensall

Grand Bend

Exeter

Stratford

LAKE ONTARIO

Guelph

MICHIGAN

Niagara Falls, USA

Hamilton Niagara Falls Port Huron

London Sarnia

LAKE ST. CLAIR

Detroit Windsor

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For your complete Huron County travel information package contact: tourism@huroncounty.ca or call 1-888-524-8394 Ext. 3 County of Huron, 57 Napier St., Goderich, Ontario • N7A 1W2 Page 2

Publication supported by the County of Huron Printed in Canada • Spring 2016 (Sixth Edition)


How To Use This Guide

This Guide Book is designed as a quick and easy guide to hiking trails in Huron County. Each trail is numbered on the Reference Map on the next page (more detailed driving directions are included with each trail description). Use the Map Reference Number to locate the page where the corresponding trail description is located. Each trail description and corresponding map provides additional information on trail distance, level of difficulty, trail use, trail hazards, trail surface and cost (if any). If you encounter “on the ground” trail marker issues, please contact the associated trail contact (on page 4). Level of Difficulty: Level 1 - easy, for family with young children Level 2 - moderate, wear comfortable and sturdy shoes Level 3 - some hills, natural path Level 4 - hilly, for more experienced hikers

TRAILS

ROADS

MAP ELEMENTS

Maitland Trail

Provincial Highway

Contours

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County Road

Railway

Main Trail

Municipal Road

Watercourses

Alternate Trail

Private Road

Wooded Areas

Side Trail Unblazed Trail

POINTS OF INTEREST Walking or Hiking

Pets (on leash)

Scenic Lookout

Picnic Area

Cross-Country Skiing

Birdwatching

Point of Interest

Picnic Shelter

Cycling

Fishing

Parking

Camping

Wheelchair Access

Exercise Station

Washrooms

Trail User’s Code

Note: All trails are used at your own risk. Any trail coordinates are provided as an assistance for orientation and geocaching.

81°38'15"W

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Aerial photos of these trails and larger versions of the maps in this guide are available on : www. ontarioswestcoast.ca Page 1


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Wingham Community Trail Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area Blyth Greenway Trail Falls Reserve Conservation Area Point Farms Provincial Park Goderich Waterfront Boardwalk Maitland Cemetery Menesetung Bridge / Tiger Dunlop Trail Maitland Woods Goderich Millennium Trail Naftel's Creek Conservation Area Maitland Trail / G.A.R.T. George G. Newton Nature Reserve Lobb Trail Woodlands Arboretum Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area Clinton Conservation Area Bannockburn Conservation Area Heritage Walking Tours Sawmill Trail Heritage Trail Woodland Trail Klopp Woodland Varna Nature Trails MacNaughton-Morrison Trail Morrison Dam Conservation Area Redmond Tract Stevenson Tract

TRAILS REFERENCE

from Kitchener-Waterloo * (35 minutes)

See page 4 for trail contact information. For a more detailed County map with secondary roads, see the Ontarios West Coast Vacation Guide or visit www.ontarioswestcoast.ca

from London * (30 minutes)

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Trail Contacts Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Phone: (519) 235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610 Website: www.abca.on.ca Bayfield River Valley Trail Association P.O. Box 531 Bayfield Ont. N0M 1G0 Website: www.bayfieldtrails.com County of Huron Economic Development Phone: (519) 524-8394 ext. 3 Tourism Website: www.ontarioswestcoast.ca Friends of Hullett Incorporated/ Hullett Marsh Phone: (519) 482-7011 Website: www.hullettmarsh.com G2G Rail Trail Website: http://www.g2grailtrail.com Huron County Health Unit Phone: (519) 482-3416 or 1-877-837-6143 Website: www.huronhealthunit.ca Hike Ontario Phone: (905) 277-4453 or 1-800-894-7249 Website: www.hikeontario.com Maitland Valley Conservation Authority Phone: (519) 335-3557 Website: www.mvca.on.ca Maitland Trail Association Phone: 1-800-280-7637 Website: www.maitlandtrail.ca Menesetung Bridge Association Phone: (519)524-6988 Website: www.menesetungbridgeassociation.org Municipality of Bluewater Phone: (519) 236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351 Website: www.town.bluewater.on.ca North Huron Trail Grooming Inc. Phone: (519) 482-9113 Website www.ofsc.on.ca (District 9) or www. northhurontrailgroomers.com Ontario Nature Phone: 1-800-440-2366 Website: www.ontarionature.org Point Farms Provincial Park Phone: (519) 524-7124 Website: www.ontarioparks.com Township of North Huron Recreation Department Phone: (519) 357-1208 Website: www.northhuron.ca Tourism Goderich Phone: 519-524-6600 or 1-800-280-7637 Website: www.goderich.ca Woodlands Links Phone: (519) 482-7144 Website: www.woodlandslinks.com Thank-you to members and staff of these groups for their assistance in compiling and editing this Guide; also special thanks to staff of Huron County Economic Development Services and Geographic Information Systems, in particular Rachel Martin, Nick Courtney and Erin Norsworthy.

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The Wingham Community Trail runs from east to west, meandering along the old abandoned rail bed, crossing the Maitland River and then it makes a loop around the Turnberry Flood Plain Conservation Area to take you back. Several benches are placed along the trail on the east side of the river. A covered gazebo is at the east end of the trail. Enjoy the scenic view of the river from the old CNR Bridge and the natural growth and plantings along the trail. North Huron Recreation Department is trail contact. Distance

2.5 km loop, 1.1km east of Josephine St.

Difficulty Level

Level 1 - east side of river Level 3 - west side of river

Trail Use

Walking, Cycling, Skiing, Wheelchair Accessible, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Paved/brick, natural surface, recycled plastic decking on bridge

Cost for Using Trail

None

Driving Directions

Several trail access points. The trail crosses the main street, Josephine Street, near the railway tracks.

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Cedar Lowlands and Hemlock Forest The Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area, location of the Wawanosh Nature Centre, is an area highlighted by a scenic 3 km trail loop. The trail crosses the Belgrave Creek, passes through meadows with hedgerow plantings and down a steep hill to the cedar lowlands at the river. A boardwalk leads through the hemlock forest to the upland hardwoods or red pine plantation. Follow the edge of the forest back to the parking lot area. Maitland Valley Conservation Authority is the trail contact. Distance

3 km loop

Difficulty Level

Level 2-moderate, wear comfortable, sturdy shoes

Trail Use

Walking, Skiing, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

Poison ivy along the creek and river. Trail west of Nature Centre, bridge out November-May

Trail Surface

Natural surface, some boardwalks

Cost for Trail Use None Driving Directions

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County Rd. #4 (London Rd.) North of Blyth to Nature Centre Road, turn left (west). About 7 km on right.


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A Stone Arch and a Fisherman’s Trail The development of this trail has been a community project including a walking trail, a fitness trail and a fish habitat improvement area. The trail is situated on the former CPR rail line and runs adjacent to the Blyth Brook. Along the trail, hikers will see wood duck nesting boxes as you enjoy the spectacular vista view of the countryside. The trail ends at a unique stone arch bridge built by the Grand Trunk Railway. Parking is available just east of the bridge.The trail runs east and west of the bridge located on County Rd. #4 in Blyth. North Huron Recreation Department is trail contact. Distance

1.37 km with 0.46 km loop

Difficulty Level

Level 1 - easy, for family with young children Level 2 - moderate, wear comfortable, sturdy shoes

Trail Use

Walking, Cycling, Skiing, Wheelchair Accessible, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Natural surface, wood chips

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

Blyth is located on County Road #4 (London Rd.) half way between Clinton and Wingham.

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Falls Reserve Conservation Area 81°38'30"W

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A Spectacular Natural Waterfall This trail offers hiking in a beautiful natural setting along the Maitland River. The trail starts from the entrance parking lot. Follow the road past the fish pond to the start of the trail. The trail leads down the steep hill behind the wind mill and follows the wide shallow river to the scenic Benmiller Falls. Continue on the Maitland trail (white blazes trail, then follow the blue blazes trail) back to the pond. The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority is the trail contact; Falls Reserve Contact - 519-524-6429 Distance

3.2 km loop

Difficulty Level

Level 2 - moderate, wear comfortable, sturdy shoes Level 3 - some hills, natural path

Trail Use

Walking, Skiing, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

Poison ivy along the river

Trail Surface

Natural surface, Groomed ski trail (winter)

Cost for Using Trail

Day use fees posted at gatehouse

Driving Directions

From Goderich go 6 km east on Highway #8 to County Rd. #1, turn left to Benmiller then follow the signs. The Falls Reserve is located just west of Benmiller, off County Rd #31.

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Point Farms Provincial Park 81°43'45"W

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Former Farmland Bluff and Beach Hiking Point Farms Provincial Park hosts a diverse trail network. In all, 7km of trails will take you through open fields, a climax forest, down and along the bluff to see limestone outcroppings of Lake Huron.  There are many branches off of the trails so that a shorter hike may be enjoyed.  No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. A map is available at the park office during the camping season (mid May to Thanksgiving).  Point Farms Provincial Park is the trail contact:  519-524-7124. Distance 7 km Difficulty level

Level 1 and 2 (easy - moderate)

Trail Use

Walking, Cycling, Skiing, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Natural surface

Cost for using trail

Day use fees posted at park office.

Driving Directions 7km north of Goderich on Hwy #21 on the left. When the park is open, park in the parking lots ($); during the off season, park at the Hwy #21 entrance.

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The Goderich Waterfront Boardwalk extends 1.5 km from the main beach at the mouth of the harbour to the Rotary Cove. This incredible waterfront boardwalk stretches along three of the finest beaches in Huron County; it offers a glimpse at the history of the harbour through the Marine Heritage Walking Tour (available at the Tourist Information Centre). Enjoy sunsets on Ontario’s West Coast, picnic areas, playgrounds, rest stops and the waterfowl as you take a leisurely stroll. Tourism Goderich is the trail contact: 1-800-280-7637

Distance

1.5 km linear

Difficulty Level

Level 1- easy, for family with young children

Trail Use

Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, No bicycles or dogs permitted on boardwalk. (Dog friendly area on part of St. Christophers beach and free run area south of Rotary Cove.)

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

All boardwalk

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

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Take West Street, from The Square in downtown Goderich, to the Main Beach, St. Christopher’s Beach and Rotary Cove.


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Perimeter length = 3.3 km, with shorter loop options

Difficulty Level

Level 1- easy, family with young children (occasionally some wet areas)

Trail Use Walking, Skiing Trail Hazards

Poison Ivy in area near Huckins St. entrance

Trail Surface

Natural surface, boardwalks and gravel surface in wet areas

Cost for Using Trail

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Driving Directions

Main entrance off Parsons Court at the Columbus Centre. Alternative entrance at the end of Huckins St:Bayfield Road south (Hwy. #21), just past Suncoast Mall, take Huckins Street, trail entrance at end of the street. Walk in trail entrance beside Fire Hall.

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Dramatic vistas, intimate woods and expansive floodplain – all couched on the southern bank of the Maitland River Valley. Highway 21 to Nelson Street Access – This challenging section is sculpted into the most precipitous face of the river valley and affords an unusual view of some river rapids. Nelson Street to Mill Road – This more moderate section descends into the Proudfoot Historical Tract and the extensive Maitland River Valley flood plain. Proceeding upriver, enjoy the panorama of the valley before climbing to the top of the river bank. The Maitland Trail Association or Tourism Goderich is the contact. Distance & Difficulty Level

Hwy. #21 to Nelson St. access - 1 km / Level 3 Nelson St. to Mill Road - 2 km / Level 2

Trail Use

Walking, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

Trail is hilly with terracing and boardwalks; steep slopes and exposed tree roots. Stay on the marked trail and walk with caution.

Trail Surface

Natural surface, some boardwalks and bridges.

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

Park at east end of Nelson Street or park on northwest side of Hwy. #21 Bridge over Maitland River and walk south over highway bridge to start. Alternate entrance and parking at gate on Mill Road.

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The Naftel’s Creek Conservation Area trail leads through mixed conifer plantations, hardwood and wetland areas. Boardwalks allow visitors to enjoy the wetland. Watch for trout as you cross the Naftel’s Creek. Follow trail markings, as there are many side trails. In the winter Naftel’s Creek Conservation Area is a popular trail for cross country skiing. There are 3 side trails and a common trail covering 49 hectares of beautiful forests. The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority is the trail contact. Distance

3.2 km loop

Difficulty Level

Level 2 - moderate, wear comfortable, sturdy shoes

Trail Use

Walking, Skiing, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

Poison ivy in wet areas, steep hill on blue trail

Trail Surface

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Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

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Located about 7 km south of Goderich on Hwy. #21. Parking is available just off Hwy. #21 at the trail access point - # 79152. Between Union Rd. and Kitchigami Rd.


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The Maitland Trail follows the north side of the Maitland River Valley. Varied terrain from flat sections, gentle slopes, to steep climbs. Hike along ridges, to down along river flats. Sometimes rugged. Many beautiful vistas and rewarding hiking. A rich variety of plant and bird life can be seen. These trails offer walking, hiking and snow shoeing, plus skiing in some sections. Please respect privacy where trail crosses landowners’ property. The Maitland Trail Association is the trail contact.

Distance

49 km with some optional side / blue loops

Difficulty Level

Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4 - conditions vary widely depending on section.

Trail Use

Walking, Skiing (in some sections), Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

Some steep cliffs, if you stray off the trail; some road sections

Trail Surface

Natural surface

Cost for Using Trail

None (end to end badges available for purchase)

Driving Directions

Several access points. See map on next page. (Call 1-800-280-7637 to purchase The Maitland Trail Guide with detailed maps.)

Goderich to Auburn Rail Trail (G.A.R.T.)

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Scenic Ponds and Sharpes Creek G.A.R.T. is a pastoral route through Ashfield, Colborne, Wawanosh Township. It passes two scenic ponds, crosses over Sharpes Creek and ends at the intersection of the Maitland Trail. The former rail line does extend east beyond the intersection of the Maitland Trail; however, the original railway bridge near Auburn is out - only the bridge abutments remain. G2G Inc. (Goderich to Guelph trail) is working on opening the former rail line trail - watch www.g2grailtrail.com for updates. Snowmobiling is allowed on east 9km; no motorized vehicles otherwise allowed. Horseback riding is permitted along the trail. The Maitland Trail Association or North Huron Trail Grooming Inc. are the trail contacts. Distance

13.35 km linear, Goderich to near Auburn

Difficulty Level

Level 1-easy, for family with young children

Trail Use

Walking, Cycling, Skiing, Pets on leash, Horseback riding Wheelchair accessible for the first 4 km from North Harbour Road entrance in Goderich. No ATVs or motorized bikes.

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Natural surface, stone dust. Menesetung Bridge - plank surface

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

Several access points. See detailed map on next page.

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1.3 km - white pine loop; 0.6 km cedar side trail (one way)

Difficulty Level

Level 3-some hills, natural path

Trail Use

Walking, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

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Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

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On Hwy. #21 between Bayfield and Goderich, take Kitchigami Rd. East. The Reserve is located just past Porter’s Hill Line, on the south side of road at - # 35913.


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The Lobb farm is a heritage property. The Lobb trail is a beautiful wellgroomed trail with several river side locations, some hills, scenic rest stops and some heritage interpretation plaques. The nature trail winds over an old pottery kiln and through a homestead area. North of the picnic area at the embankment is a Carolinean forest with flora and fauna typical to this type of habitat. Distance

Approximately 7 km through mature woodlots with a variety of tree species.

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Level 3-some hills, natural path

Trail Use Walking, Pets on leash, Skiing, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling and Snow Shoeing Trail Hazards

Bridges may be slippery when wet. One steep embankment - gradual hills in two sections.

Trail Surface

Natural surface and bridges

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

Located on Maitland Line, Turn north/north east at Holmesville off of HWY#8 on to Sharpes Creek Line. Turn north/north east on to Maitland Line; Parking at intersection of School House Rd.

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A Study in Nature Enjoy a 2.5 km trail through an arboretum and woodlot. The trail is well marked with arrows and is a beautiful natural setting that offers an opportunity to see concrete examples of ecological concepts taught in science. There is a large variety of trees, shrubs and plants; approximately 120 native species trees are identified with comparitive types. There are many opportunities to view woodlots, meadow and wetlands. The north end consists of a loop which crosses the #12 fairway in two places. Teachers and their students are welcome with advance bookings. Contact is Woodlands Links - (519) 482-7144 email golf@woodlandlinks.ca Distance 2.5 km Difficulty Level

Levels 1 and 2

Trail Use

Walking, Cross-Country Skiing

Trail Hazards

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Cost for Using Trail

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Driving Directions

Located 3 km west of Clinton on north side of Highway #8 at the Woodlands Links Golf Course.

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Strategically located on the paths of two major waterfowl flyways, the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area is one of the most spectacular wildlife habitat developments in Eastern Canada. The 18 km of dyke tops and 13 km of established trails are great for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. The trails meander through interior forests, native grasslands, meadows and flood plains, while the dykes and viewing stands allow for an elevated view of the ponds and wetlands. Clubs or groups are asked to coordinate their activities by calling ahead. The Friends of Hullett is the trail contact - (519) 482-7011 (Detailed Guide and map available available at: www.hullettmarsh.com) Distance 13 km of trails / 18 km of dyke tops / 7 colour coded trails Difficulty Level

Levels 1 and 2

Trail Use Walking, Snowshoeing, Cycling, Skiing. Pets can be leash free; No motorized vehicles. Hunting is permitted in the area in season as provincially regulated. Trail Hazards

Seasonal Wet Spots

Trail Surface

Natural surface; self guided, open for public day use year round

Cost for Using Trail

None - donations are welcome

Driving Directions

Several roads access the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area off of Highway #8 and County Road #4.

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Pleasant Walking and Pavillion for Reunions The Clinton Conservation Area is located on the south side of Clinton. The trail offers a pleasant walk along the Bayfield River and through the Commemorative Woods site. Exercise stations are also available along the trail system. A picnic pavillion provides shelter and is a popular place for families. Playground facilities are also available. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority is the trail contact. Distance

2 km loop

Difficulty Level

Level 1 - easy, for family with young children

Trail Use

Walking, Skiing, Pets on leash, Some Wheelchair Access

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Natural surface

Cost for Using Trail

Donations accepted by the Lions Club or Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Driving Directions

Located on Highway #4, just south of Clinton, next to Highway bridge. (77960 London Rd.)

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1.9 kms

Difficulty Level

Level 3-some hills, natural path

Trail Use

Walking, Pets on leash, Wheelchair access. (some sections)

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Natural surface, some boardwalks, stairs.

Cost for Using Trail

Donations accepted by Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Driving Directions

Located on 76249 Bannockburn Line -1st side road east of Varna off County Rd. #3 (Mill Road).

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20 Heritage Walking Tours in Huron County

Bayfield Group guided walking tours available by

appointment starting from the Archives and Heritage centre at 20 Bayfield Main St. You can also enjoy Bayfield’s heritage district, tree-lined streets, and harbour views with the new self-guided booklet. Booklet available ($5) at Archives or at Village Bookshop on Main St. Lake Huron has played a vital role in the history of Bayfield. In 1832, Baron van Tuyll van Serooskerken, a Dutch nobleman, purchased large holdings in the Huron Tract including 388 acres at the mouth of the Bayfield River for a settlement. The hamlet developed first as an agricultural supply centre. In the 1840’s Bayfield was a busy shipping port for the export of grain. After rail arrived in the 1860’s, the town became a fishing centre. As the community prospered, hotels, stores and many fine residences were built. Many remain. For more information visit: www.bayfieldhistorical. ca or call 519-440-6206.

Brussels Although Brussels officially became a village

in 1872, it began as the village of Ainleyville in 1855. William Ainlay, a surveyor for the Canada Company, first came to the area in 1852 and felt the waterpower provided by the Maitland River and the rich, deep, untouched soil beneath the canopy of trees made the site a good one. The village of Ainleyville, so named after Ainlay, began in the southeast part of the present day village. Brussels soon grew into a prosperous community with its own railway station, many local industries, several churches and community groups, and a main street of fine brick blocks. Many of the commercial blocks, which presently line its main thoroughfare, Turnberry Street, were constructed after more than one devastating fire swept through the village. We invite you to tour our quaint historic downtown and stunning residential areas. Tour map can be downloaded at: www.huroneast.com

Exeter A leisurely stroll down Exeter’s Main Street will

tell the stories of the first “entrepreneurs” who recognized the community’s retail potential; some of whom hung out their “Open For Business” signs more than a century and half ago. Many of the original 19th century buildings with their Victorian facades still remain as viable business establishments, creating a wonderful historic

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streetscape for Exeter’s Main Street while allowing shoppers to take a step “back in time” whenever they walk through the doors. These stately structures are still admired and remain a legacy to their former owners who, at the end of a busy working day, called them “home”. A “must see” on the tour is located at the corner of Main and Sanders Street in the midst of Exeter’s downtown heritage streetscape - the original Town Hall. Self-guided walking tour brochures are available at South Huron Welcome Centre or call 226-423-3028.

Goderich Goderich is fortunate to have hundreds of beautiful and unique locations of natural/cultural heritage significance. Stroll the historic streets and waterfront of this port town following one or all of the Heritage Walking Tours.

The “4 Heritage Walking Tours” docket covers magnificent harbour and river mouth views; 19th and 20th century properties, 2 railway stations, historic commercial area; and many architecturally and historically significant locations. “Historic Downtown Goderich” is a brochure map covering 65 acres of urban hiking surrounding a central park and octagonal town square. Twenty-eight blocks make up 6 kilometers of compact streetscape for this shopping, business, civic, arts and entertainment hub. Explore the boardwalk and port’s marine past and present by following the “Marine Heritage Walking Tour.” Walking Tours can be downloaded at www.goderich.ca

Seaforth Seaforth is a quintessential small Ontario town, dating back to the Victorian period during the years 1850-1853. Anticipating the construction of the railroad, Christopher and George Sparling acquired most of the present site of Seaforth, situated along Provincial Hwy 8, also referred to as the KitchenerStratford-Goderich corridor.

We invite you to take a tour of Seaforth beginning at Victoria Park and circling through Town, finally ending at the Cardno Music Hall and Clock Tower on Main Street. Along the way, you will pass sixteen municipally-designated heritage properties and take in Seaforth’s Downtown, one of the oldest designated Heritage Conservation Districts in Ontario. Tour map can be downloaded at: www.huroneast.com


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This walk features a range of historical and natural points of interest. Naturalists will enjoy the changing terrain, varied plant life and the telltale signs of abundant wildlife. The trail starts out on the first pioneer path east of Lake Huron leading from the first ford or crossing point on the Bayfield River. It is likely that this shallow crossing was used for centuries before European settlers came to this area. In the early 1840s, a dam for the first pioneer grist mill in the area around Bayfield was built. It was also used as the first bridge and you can still see the pattern of stones in the river indicating where it was located.The contact for this trail is the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association. Distance 1.67 km Difficulty Level

Level 2

Trail Use

Walking, Pets on leashes.

Trail Hazards

None

Trail Surface

Natural surface

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

On Highway 21, just north of the bridge in Bayfield, turn right on Old River Road and proceed ½ kilometre and turn right at Sawmill Road, the first stop sign. The trail entrance is at the end of this short cul de sac.

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Descend the stairs to the sandy beach and follow the shoreline and head north toward the largest and most scenic recreational boat harbour on Lake Huron’s east coast. If the time is right, you may see one of the last fishing fleets on Lake Huron returning home with their catch. The contact for this trail is the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association.

Distance

2.4 km

Difficulty Level

Level 1 - (note alternate 0.3 km wheelchair route)

Trail Use

Walking, Pets on leash

Trail Hazards

None

Trail Surface

Paved (except on beach route)

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

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This trail starts in Clan Gregor Square at the heart of Bayfield on Highway 21 at the Main trail sign at the southwest corner of the Clan Gregor Square near the children’s playground.


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Village to Vistas From the Main trail sign at the southwest corner of the Clan Gregor Square near the children’s playground, walk east through the beautiful village green, carefully cross Highway 21, follow the trail signs and stroll past churches, an old boatyard and many of the early village homes until you reach the edge of the woods at Sarnia Street. Once in the woods, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of the ravines, old pastures and glacial hills as you walk along old gravel quarry roads, lumber paths and deer trails. The contact for this trail is the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association. Important Note: By agreement with our landowner partners, this trail is closed during gun hunting seasons. The dates will be posted on: the trail; on the main trailhead Sign in Clan Gregor Square and on www.bayfieldtrails.com Distance 5 km Difficulty Level

Level 3

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Walking, Pets on leashes

Trail Hazards

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Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions This trail starts in Clan Gregor Square at the heart of Bayfield on Highway 21.

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1 km loop

Difficulty Level

Level 1 - easy for family with young children

Trail Use

Walking, Skiing, Pets on leash, Hunting

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Natural and granular surface

Cost for Using Trail

Donations accepted by Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation. Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority pass required for hunting: $25 Individual Yearly Pass; $40 Family Yearly Pass

Driving Directions

On County Rd. #84 between Parr Line and Babylon Line.

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On the Mavis Trail, walkers begin in a quiet pine meadow and after crossing a 65 foot bridge, will then meander along a heavily wooded path that eventually leads to a lovely, tranquil lookout over the charming Bayfield River. This trail is named after Mavis Govier. The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association is the trail contact. (For Taylor Trail, see next page)

Distance 2.5 km Difficulty Level

Level 3

Trail Use

Walking, pets on leashes, limited cross country skiing.

Trail Hazards

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Trail Surface

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Cost

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Driving Directions

These looped trails start at the Stanley Recreation Complex, 1.6 kilometers west of the village of Varna on County Rd #3.

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This interesting and varied trail is hard surfaced with compacted gravel so that individuals with all abilities, including those in wheelchairs and strollers, will be able to experience the joy of a stroll in the woods. The gentle slopes and variety of landscapes will delight trail users of all ages. The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association is the trail contact.

Distance 1 km Difficulty Level

Level 1

Trail Use

Walking, wheelchairs, baby strollers, cross country skiing, pets on leashes

Trail Hazards

None

Trail Surface

Compacted gravel

Cost

None

Driving Directions

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These looped trails start at the Stanley Recreation Complex, 1.6 kilometers west of the village of Varna on County Rd #3.


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This all-season trail winds through the picturesque Ausable River Valley between MacNaughton Park in Exeter and Morrison Dam Conservation Area on Morrison Line. The trail passes through towering hardwood and pine forests, skirts along the Ausable River and gives a bird’s eye view of the river valley at several lookouts. It’s also one of the best places to see the area’s unique white squirrels. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority is the trail contact. Distance

4 km loop

Difficulty Level

Level 1 and 2

Trail Use

Walking, Skiing, Pets on leash, Cycling, Wheelchair Access (south trail)

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Granular surface, some natural, some boardwalk

Cost for Using Trail

Donations accepted by the Exeter Lions Club and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation

Driving Directions

In Exeter, from Hwy. #4 (Main Street), turn east at Hill Street to MacNaughton Park; or, from Cty. Rd. #83, turn south on Morrison Line (entrance is across from Morrison Dam Conservation Area)

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Enjoy the scenery, while hiking, fishing, picnicking, or cross-country skiing. Morrison Dam Conservation Area provides many amenities and a variety of ecosystems including hardwood forest, pine plantation, wetlands and field succession. Motorized vehicles and hunting are not permitted. Walking and skiing are encouraged. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority is the trail contact. Distance

5 km loop

Difficulty Level

Level 2 - moderate, wear comfortable, sturdy shoes

Trail Use

Walking, Skiing, Pets on leash, Wheelchair Access (some sections).

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Natural surface, granular surface, some boardwalks

Cost for Using Trail

Donations accepted by Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Driving Directions

From Exeter, take County Rd. #83 (Thames Rd.) east for 2.2 km, turn right (south) at Morrison Line - trail entrance 500 m ahead. (71042 Morrison Line)

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Redmond Tract

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Featuring upland maple forest and towering white pines, the 150 acre Redmond Tract offers year ‘round hiking and skiing opportunities. As a “working forest”, the Redmond Tract provides sustainable harvests of wood products while providing prime fish and wildlife habitat.

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Main Loop - 1.9 km, Hardwood - Loop - 0.54 km

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Level 2 and 3

Trail Use

Walking, Pets on leash, Cross-Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing

Trail Hazards

Trails can be slippery, Small bridge only suitable for 1 person at a time

Trail Surface

Natural Surface

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

Located on Westfield Road, from Donnybrook Line turn onto Westfield Road heading east. There is a main parking area on the south side of the road.

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Stevenson Tract

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Explore a piece of Ontario’s reforestation legacy on the beautiful mixed forest trails of the 200 acre Stevenson Tract. Purchased by the County in 1951, this property was part of a province-wide effort to reforest fragile lands for the improvement of water quality, reduction of flooding and conservation of soil. Bi-sected by the Maitland River and the Sunshine Creek, the Stevenson Tract features prime fish habitat, scenic canoeing, and some of the best hiking trails in the middle of the county.

Distance

West Main Loop - 2.32 km

Difficulty Level

Level 2 and 3

Trail Use

Walking, Pets on leash, Cross-Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing

Trail Hazards

Some areas with steep slopes, may be slippery.

Trail Surface

Natural Surface

East Main Trail - 0.54 km

Cost for Using Trail None Driving Directions

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Located on County Road #16 (Morris Road) half way between London Road and the village of Brussels just east of Clyde Line. Parking areas located on East and West side of bridge.


Indoor Trails

There is a wide variety of opportunity to walk both indoors and outdoors in Huron. Indoor walking provides an all year round, temperate controlled, safe spot for walking. Maitland Recreation Centre (Goderich - Huron YMCA) (519) 524 – 2125 190 Suncoast Drive East Goderich, ON, N7A 4N4 Website: www.ymcaswo.ca Details: Daily fee to use the track. 200m track. Day Fee: 10 use Passes: $8.50 adult $70.00 Adult $7.00 student $55.00 Student $5.00 child $130.00 Family $16.75 family pass Or free with membership Central Huron YMCA (Clinton) (519) 482 – 3655 239 Bill Fleming Drive Clinton, ON, N0M 1L0 Website: www.ymcaswo.ca Details: No fee to use the walking track. 200 metre track. Day Fees (for the rest of the YMCA) are: $8.00 adult $6.00 student $4.00 child $15.00 family pass Huron Ridge Acres 74101 Bronson Ln. RR# 2 Zurich, ON N0M 2T0 Contact is Carol Steckle. (519) 565 – 2122 Email: info@huronridge.ca Website: www.huronridge.ca Details: No fee to use. Use the sidewalks in the greenhouses during the winter months! February and March you can walk in the greenhouse between 10am and 4pm. Suncoast Mall 397 Bayfield Rd. (Hwy. 21 South) Goderich, ON Phone: 519-524-8300 Details: No Fee to use. Use the mall corridors during mall hours!

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Healthy Hiking Tips

from the Huron County Health Unit • Know how long the trail is and wear proper footwear. • Check for heat alerts before you head out. • Bring lots of water and healthy snacks. • Wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. • Use an insect repellent approved by Health Canada. Infected mosquitoes may carry West Nile virus. Some ticks may carry the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. • Apply sunscreen first and then insect repellent. Follow manufacturer's directions on applying the products. • Recognize and avoid harmful plants such as giant hogweed, poison oak and poison ivy. Congratulations, you’re exploring Huron County using active transportation! Active transportation, or using your body to get from here to there, is a great way to improve physical health and reduce stress.

Learn more about active transportation and these tips at huronhealthunit.ca. Page 38

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2015/16 Hiking Guide  

Discover the enjoyment of the outdoors for pleasure and improved health through walking, cycling and cross country skiing. Located in Southw...

2015/16 Hiking Guide  

Discover the enjoyment of the outdoors for pleasure and improved health through walking, cycling and cross country skiing. Located in Southw...

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