Candlelit Walk 2020

When:  Friday, February 7th

Where:  Columbus Hall parking lot (Parson’s Court), Goderich

6:30-7:30pm:  Lantern Set Up

7:30–8:30pm (trail closes at 9 pm):  The Candlelit Walk

To volunteer, contact:  Con Melady   519-524-8730

A 1 km section of the trail in the Maitland Woods will be transformed by candlelight. After the walk, come in to enjoy a hot cider or cocoa and a cookie (coin donation). The MTA organizes this annual event as part of the Town of Goderich’s Winterfest, and it is always a magical adventure. Participants can set out from the trail entrance at the east end of the Columbus Hall parking lot (Parson’s Court) anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 pm.  Everyone is encouraged to bring their own lanterns and set them out somewhere along the trail prior to 7:30. Come and find out for yourself why people are eager to take part year after year after year!

Volunteers are welcome.  Call Con Melady at 524-8730 if willing to help light the trail, or assist with serving refreshments.


We’re nearing the end of a fundraising campaign

to replace/repair the bridges and boardwalks in the Maitland Woods.

Donations will be accepted inside the Hall, and charitable receipts will be issued for amounts over $20.

The campaign will be on until the end of February, and you can donate online or by mailing a cheque.

Hop over to our campaign page for details and links.



Lantern Making Workshop 

Saturday January 25


Sunday January 26

10am – 3pm

To participate, contact:  Paula Harris (519) 441-2558 or  indigopinesyoga AT

Cost: $10/$15 per lantern

Kick-off to Goderich Winterfest 2020!   Come make your own lantern to help light the trail!

Attend one or both lantern making workshops at the Parks Department Shed on Parsons Court. Please register early for the workshops to prevent cancellation and ensure a space by calling or texting Paula Harris. If you leave a message include your name, number of participants (adults/children), contact information and which day(s) you prefer. Costs are $10 for a regular lantern or $15 for an oversized one, payable to Paula at the workshop. All are welcome including children with a hands-on adult helper. The finished lanterns can be placed in Maitland Woods during the day on Friday, February 7th to help light the trail.