Trail Talk

Trail Talk 218 May 18th 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was the Jean Knight bench in the  Morris Tract at about 15.2 km. Jean’s daughter Nina Reynolds contributed this write up about her mother, “Jean  was one of the founding members of the Maitland Trail. Like most of what Mum took on, shemore…

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Trail Talk 217 May 4th-11th 2022

The bench in the last Trail Talk was the H. Steenstra’s  bench on the Taylor Trail. This is the only bench I am aware of that uses concrete for part of the construction. I believe Steenstra was active in the construction of the Taylor trail. Thirteen people went on themore…

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Trail Talk 216 April 27th 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was the bench by the Beech Tree in the Maitland Woods . The  plaque states, “Richard ‘Dick’ Lehnen 1944-2008 “In the woods, we return to reason” R.W.Emerson. “ His daughter contributed this tribute to her father.   “Richard “Dick” Lehnen was a community builder.more…

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Trail Talk 214 April 6th 2022

In the last trail talk, the bench was the Joey Salkeld bench in the Maitland Woods on the D-E blue trail. Joey Salkeld (1930-2003) farmed just south of Goderich.  At age 6 he was stricken with rheumatic fever. This restricted his joint movement and stature, but perhaps made a brilliant mindmore…

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Trail Talk 213 March 30th 2022

In the last trail talk, the bench was one of three benches in the John and Marylo Graham Nature Conservancy Property.  This used to be part of the Goud property and the Maitland Trail Association was very relieved that the Nature Conservancy bought the part of the property that includedmore…

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A history of the Menesetung Bridge

Provided by Mike Dawson, Director of the Menesetung Bridge Association March 21, 2022 Ryerson Neal researched the history of the bridge and found many stories for his book “Bridge To The Past – A History of the Menesetung Bridge” which was published in 2007. The Menesetung Bridge Association has amore…

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Trail Talk 212 March 23rd 2022

In the last trail talk, the bench was one of the many logs surrounding the Clinton Conservation area parking lot.  The photo was unusual as it showed the front view of Margot, Sadie and me, this was because you can a sit on these log facing either direction. Although itmore…