Length – 35 km (one way)
95 % rail trail
5 % road crossing, detours
Elevation – flat, gradual slope
Terrain – wide path, crushed stone, gravel, some sand, large bridge
Skill – Easy, Intermediate if you go the distance
Traffic – bicycles, hikers, horses, X-country skiers, snowmobiles
Facilities – parking on street, services Omemee
Highlights – trestle bridge, towns of Peterborough, Omemee, Lindsay locks
Trail Fee – free
Maps – map at a few trailheads, good signage on trail
Phone – none
Website – Trans Canada Trail
Access – many crossroads to find a place to park
History – Originally planned to be part of the (Grand Trunk) CP Canada network. Proposed connecting rail line from Toronto to Ottawa (T&O Railway).
This section was built in 1883, but soon abandoned a few years later in 1889. Likely due to competing lines and money troubles.
There was also a connecting rail line heading south from Omemee to Port Hope. Some of that track bed is now Ski Hill Rd. hwy 38.