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Hikers from near and far will be pleased to know that a guide to the Maitland River Valley hiking trails has just been published.
Thanks to funding from The Ontario Trillium Foundation, and to many hours of effort from volunteers, The Maitland Trail Association (MTA) is pleased to announce publication of the Guide to the Maitland Trail and Associated Trails in the Goderich Area.
The guide offers full colour detailed maps and informative text describing conditions found on the trails, as well as pointing out places of geographic, historic and cultural interest. This information will enhance use of these trails for local residents and visitors, as they appreciate the natural beauty of the Maitland River Valley while they enjoy walking and hiking in the area.
The 48 km. Maitland Trail, from Goderich to Auburn, is divided into five sections, with a map available for each section. These detailed maps show contour lines, landmarks and distances.
MTA volunteers checked the trail distances using GPS (Global Positioning System) units. Geographic Information System (GIS) computer mapping was then contracted to the County of Huron Planning and Development Dept.
The guide also features detailed maps and descriptions for the following Goderich area trails:
Goderich to Auburn Rail Trail (GART)
and the Sifto Loop
In addition, a physical and biological overview of the Maitland River Valley is included.
The detailed Maitland Trail Guide, featuring full coloured maps
$10 for members, or $15 for non-members
Now available in Goderich at:
Riverline Nature Co., 36 Kingston Street (by the Square) or 1 800 320-2323
The Book Peddlar, 34 West Street
Goderich Tourism, 91 Hamilton Street
Patrick Capper, 128 Victoria North, 524-9209
Huron County Planning Office, 2nd floor, 57 Napier Street
Or, if you’re in London, at Novacks, 211 King Street
(Remember, Novacks offers 10% discount to MTA members).
For mail orders please add $3 for shipping and
handling and mail to:
Maitland Trail Association
Proceeds from the sale of this guide goes
towards the Maitland Trail Association, directed to the costs of trail maintenance.
"Trillium funding allows Maitland Trail Association the opportunity to update our guide book
with the addition of coloured topographical maps, G I S data, and 911 numbers. This guide,
with foldout maps, will also have accompanying descriptive text including physical and
cultural points of interest along the trail. It will provide both MTA members and tourists
with an improved and enhanced guide to the Maitland trail, (G.A.R.T.) Goderich to Auburn Rail
Trail, the Millennium Trail, Sifto Loop and Maitland Woods. The MTA Board and the trail guide
committees are so please to have Trillium support to enable this project to proceed. It will be an excellent document to promote the trails and
will encourage people to access them with updated information for safe and enjoyable