Length – 90 = 82 + 8 km (one way)
95% rail trail path
5% road crossings, detours
Elevation – Flat, gradual slopes
Terrain – Crushed stone, gravel, asphalt (one section not resurfaced)
Skill – Easy
Maps – Map boards, posted signs, more to come
Traffic – Bicycles, eBikes, hikers, horses, ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, Nordic skiers
Facilities – Parking, outhouse, benches, shelter, repair stations on the Saugeen RT, the Bruce RT is still being developed.
Highlights – Beaches, bridges, quiet farmlands, rural towns, Port Elgin, Southampton, Paisley
Trail Fee – Free
Phone – None
Local Clubs – None
Access – Not many parking lots; try where the path crosses at Concession Rd. 6 or Concession Rd. 4 in Port Elgin or Rotary Perkins Park in Southampton. The Bruce RT has yet to establish enough user parking lots.
I suggest finding lots in parks or nearby arenas; any quiet country road crossing where you can safely park on the shoulder should work.
History – (I no longer include train history in my free reviews. Only to be found in my published books.)