Cycling

So, people have asked “Can I cycle on the Maitland Trail?”

Looking east from Lucknow Line, on the GART. Photo courtesy of Bob Payne (2020)

Answer:  It’s complicated.
Of the +80km of trails we maintain,
only 10.9km is open to cycling – The GART (which is part of the G2G Rail Trail).

All trails maintained by MTA:

   FOR CYCLING:

  • The GART: The Goderich-to-Auburn Rail Trail, 10.9km from Highway 21 north of Goderich to the Maitland River south of Auburn.  Part of the G2G Rail Trail connecting Goderich and Guelph.  With current (temporary) detours, the G2G provides roughly 142km of beautiful country trail for cycling.

   FOR HIKING:

  • The Maitland Trail :  Our main trail, currently about 51.5km from Auburn to Goderich, mostly along the Maitland River valley.
  • Maitland Trail side trails:  16.7km of access trails and side trails connected to the main trail, including
    • the Balls Bridge Trail (7km)
    • The Sifto Loop (1.6km)
    • the Menesetung Trail (1.4km)
    • Colborne Riverside Park (500m)
  • The Millennium Trail:  2.8km along the Maitland River on the east boundary of Goderich
  • The Maitland Woods:  A 3.2km loop with 700m of connectors through our cherished urban woodland

 


Photos of the GART and G2G

The Menesetung Bridge in Goderich, on the GART (G2G). Photo courtesy of Will Prentice (2020)

 

On the G2G. Photo courtesy of Will Prentice (2020)

 

On the G2G. Photo courtesy of Will Prentice (2020)

 

The Ball’s Bridge Trail, a detour of the GART (G2G). Photo courtesy of Will Prentice (2020)

 

The Kissing Bridge Trailway, on the G2G. Photo courtesy of Will Prentice (2020)