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Hike the Cambridge Rail Trail Starting at Petro Canada gas bar at 9am

This hike picks up where we started the last hike along the Rail-Trail. This hike starts at 9am and goes for 1-1/2hrs. Rain or shine! Friends and friendly pets are welcome.

The Cambridge to Paris Rail-Trail is owned and operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority and follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway between the City of Cambridge to the Town of Paris. The Cambridge to Paris Rail-Trail was opened in 1994, and was the first section on the Trans Canada Trail built in this part of southern Ontario.
the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway between the City of Cambridge to the Town of Paris. It was opened in 1994 and was one of the first Ontario abandoned rail lines to be converted to recreational trail use. The Lake Erie and Northern Railway was one of the last electric railways to be built in Ontario. The electric cars were similar to streetcars, although running along their own right of way and hauling both freight and passengers between urban communities.

General Trail Description
The 18 kilometre (11 mile) trail follows the Grand River through lush Carolinian Forest with spectacular river overlooks en route. Posts mark each kilometre from Cambridge. The trail is level, finished with fine gravel, and provides an easy path for cyclists and hikers. Trail Access
Cambridge: The Canadian General-Tower Trailhead and parking area is located on Highway #24 (Water Street), just south of the City of Cambridge. Watch for the Canada Petro gas bar on the right or west side of the road. The parking area is the first driveway past the gas bar. Food sales and washrooms are located nearby. A kiosk provides trail information and history.

After the hike you are more than welcome to join me at the Melville Cafe in downtown Galt for coffee/lunch. Directions are on the link below.

Happy Hiking,
Brendalee ... your Organizer

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A beautiful day with a great group of people.

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the hike, it was a nice pace great scenery, and the people were very nice! Thanks everyone!

    3 · July 12, 2014

  • Resa H.

    Lovely to see some familiar faces! Had a great time chatting!

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Pauline M.

    Sorry I'm not going to be able to make it now, I woke up this morning with a bad stomach. See you in Augu.

    July 12, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Hi all! I'm afraid I'm not feeling well today so I won't be able to make it this morning. Hope to see everyone in August.

    July 12, 2014

  • Rose D.

    I am going to bring my bike along and aim to cycle to Paris after the hike. I was going to have lunch there, and then cycle back. Anyone else interested in joining me??
    If so, email me.

    July 9, 2014

  • Perry

    Remember boys and girls, this hike starts at 9am on Saturday.

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Lori

    Hi there, this will be my first time out with you guys. It shouldn't be hard to find you on Saturday?

    July 9, 2014

    • Brendalee J.

      You should have no problem finding us.

      July 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Ann, you did not miss July's hike. It is next Saturday....

    Cheers! :)

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • Ann

      Ok thanks I'll be there

      1 · July 5, 2014

  • Ann

    Sorry slept in worked last night. Will see you in August. :-)

    July 5, 2014

  • Ann

    Looking forward to this hike as I can find some geocaches along the way.

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • qin

    Hi there,

    How about this coming Saturday. I mean June 28, 2014.


    June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A previous commitment means I can't attend the hike June 21st, but I'm looking forward to July 12th!

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Renate D.

    I missed the group over the winter. It will be nice to reconnect! See you Saturday.

    1 · June 12, 2014

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