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2024 Annual Candlelit Walk

Friday, February 2, 2024

Embark on a captivating journey as the Maitland Woods Trail is transformed into a glittering forest. The trail will come alive with the flickering of over a hundred candles, creating a fairy-tale atmosphere complemented by artful lantern installations hidden throughout the woods. 

Join us for a magical evening and enchanted forest experience.

The Maitland Trail Association organizes this magical family event as part of

Goderich Winterfest (


If you have your own candle lantern, handmade or bought, bring it along and place it along the trail!



DATE:  Friday, February 2, 2024

TIME:  Participants may start at the Trail Entrance any time between 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (trail closes at 9:00 pm)



LOCATION:  Maitland Woods behind Columbus Centre, 390 Parsons Court, Goderich. Participants will set out from the trail entrance at the southwest end of the Columbus Centre parking lot. 


VOLUNTEERS: If you’d like to help light candles or assist with other aspects of this event, including lantern workshops, please contact Con Melady at 519-524-8730 or send us an emailAbout 30 volunteers are needed for this event. 


REFRESHMENTS: Available at the Columbus Centre after the walk (donations welcomed)


WASHROOMS: Available at the Columbus Centre


ATTIRE: Trail surface and boardwalk conditions vary according to snow or ice accumulations. Dress warmly and appropriately for the weather, including winter footwear.



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