Length – 17 km (one way)
90% rail trail path
10% road crossings, detours
Elevation – Flat as a pancake, with one notable small hill.
Terrain – All asphalt, smooth wide path, well maintained, many road crossings, and seldom busy. Entrance gates are a tight squeeze to thread.
Skill – Easy cruising.
Maps – Map boards, and plenty of signs (most facing west?).
Traffic – Busy on nice days, with bicycles, hikers, dogs, rollerbladers, X-country skiers. Watch for turtles!
Facilities – Parking on street, toilets, benches, picnic tables, places to buy snacks, refill water bottles, outhouses and bike repair stations, eateries, lodging nearby.
Highlights – More of a fancy Park ride, scenic views of the bay and wetlands, historic Ste. Marie among the Hurons in the area.
Trail Fee – Free
Phone – 705 534 7248
Website – Tay Township, Tourism Simcoe
Similar Trails – Georgian, Greenway, Speed River
Local Clubs – Barrie Cycling Club, Collingwood Cycling Club
Access – Car parking lots in
- Coldwater Rd. off Hwy 400
- Albert St. in Victoria Harbour
- Trestle Park on Hwy 12
- Sainte Marie fort
- Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
History – (I no longer include train history in my free reviews. Only to be found in my published books.)