Length – 32 + 30 = 52 km
90% rail trail path
10% road crossings, detours
Elevation – flat grade with a gradual northward climb
Terrain – crushed stone, gravel, asphalt, gets rough on south end and certain sections, sideroad detour in the middle
Skill – easy, some section are Intermediate rated where it gets “rough and rustic”
Maps – signs at cross roads – North Simcoe Tiny Trail
Traffic – bicycles, hikers, horses, (ATV, dirt bikes on some sections)
Facilities – parking on street, services in Elmvale, Wyevale, Anten Mills, Penetang.
Highlights – Fort Willow, Mayer’s Marsh, Minesing Station and Wetlands
Phone – none
Website – Simcoe Country – map
Local Clubs – Barrie Cycling Club
Access – at cross roads, parking lots at Hwy 26, Flos Rd. 4 W., Hwy 92 Elmvale (halfway point), Concession Rd. 3 E., Concession Rd. 5 E. Wyevale, Main St. & Beck Blvd. in Penetanguishene
History – Stage coaches ran this route with a tavern every 2 km for passengers to possibly rest. Then the North Simcoe Railway was built in 1878 putting the 37 taverns on the route in jeopardy.
Primarily serving the lumber businesses on Georgian Bay, it was eventually abandoned by CN in 1991 to become a multi use recreational trail.