First the reminder: Hikers please remember there is no parking on Bishops Road when accessing the trail for our treks through the countryside along the trail.
Second: Hunting Season! Starts October 1st and there will be some trail closures during the months the hunters will be out, in, and around the trails.
Some restrictions to note:
September 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017: Maitland River – geese and duck hunting is permitted. Trails remain open due to the lower risk, but be aware.
November 7 to 13 and December 5 to 11, 2016 – Maitland Trail closed for controlled gun hunting for deer.
October 1 – December 31, 2016 ̵… [Read more]
The G2G Rail Trail has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money through the community and we need your help to complete it! The teaser video on Facebook has reached 29,000 views being shared 1,392 times. This has helped us to start spreading the word about the campaign.
Each trail segment and community can benefit directly from this $150,000 fundraising campaign. We’ve had a tremendous amount of support in the past from communities that are touched by the G2G Rail Trail experience. The 127 km route is made up of the amazing Kissing Bridge Trailway, Perth Harvest Pathway and the Lake Huron Route – this includes the GART… [Read more]
Is the Coast Clear? Coast Watchers: Observing Our Coast and Responding to Challenges
The 9th biennial conference offered by the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is on Friday May 27 2016.
The conference will take place at the Unifor Family Education Centre (formerly the CAW Centre) in Port Elgin.
$60 for Pre-Registration
$70 to register at the door
Doors Open at 8:30 am, Event begins at 9 am
More information on the conference and to download the event brochure on Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation’s website.
Spring on the Trail, Saturday May 14th, 10am-2pm
This year Spring on the Trail will be held at all twelve Trail Heads along the G2G Rail Trail. Even though they are not all connected yet, this is a great opportunity for the communities to support the trail and invite those arriving at the various trail heads into their community. MTA is the furthest west of all the trail heads and has been a steward of this end for many years.
We hope to see lots of people out, walking, running, strolling, cycling, whatever you choose to do, and for however far you wish to go. If you would like a bit of guidance, we are offering two guided hikes.
Since … [Read more]
This year, Jane’s Walk will be held Friday May 6 – Sunday May 8.
Below are the walks that have been planned so far.
More walks are in the works so check back for updates as the weekend approaches.
2016 Schedule (so far)
Friday May 6
6 – 7:30 pm Urban Wetland Management at the Maitland Woods and Hindmarsh Property
Walk Leaders: Susan Chan (Hindmarsh Property), Martin Quinn (Goderich Town Parks Supervisor), Geoff King (Maitland Valley Conservation Authority)
Meeting place: Entrance to the Maitland Woods, south end of the parking lot behind the Columbus Centre, Parsons Court, Goderich
How can urban wetlands a… [Read more]
This past weekend, to celebrate spring’s arrival and Earth Day, 25 Busy Bees on two teams planted 50+ trees in the Maitland Woods and cleared ditches on the GART. The mixed species planted in the Woods will begin to replace the canopy lost to the emerald ash borer. The new drainage on the GART will prevent trail erosion. A BIG thank you to all who supported the Earth Day Work Bees!
Special thanks to Jeremiah Sommer for leading the work on the GART, to Martin Quinn for leading the tree planting at the Maitland Woods, to Karen Goulet of Tim Horton’s for donating the coffee, and to Roger Goddard for organizing and preparing the wor… [Read more]