The Collingwood Trails encompass more that 60 kilometres of recreational trails for cyclists, walkers, joggers, skiers, and snowshoers. There’s a trail leading to every major point of interest in the Town including the beaches of Sunset Point, the scenic lookout at Millennium Park, the tranquil gardens of the Arboretum, the historic Station Museum, and Collingwood Downtown.
Collingwood Trails 25th Anniversary!
In 2014, Collingwood Trails is celebrating 25 years of trails in town and is doing so with a new logo, an upated trail map, a photo contest, Art in the Street banners, new interpretive signs, and more! Join in the celebration as these activities unfold. Find out more about some of these exciting projects below.
New Collingwood Trails Logo
The new Collingwood Trails logo is composed of a stylized version of the name Trails combined with the Town name and three very distinctive leaves, each in a unique colour. The leaf colours of green, blue and brown add an element of nature and attraction. The linear lines in the leaves help to represent the connecting trail system and the colours of the leaves represent the area attractions of green spaces, water (blue), and the mountain in brown. The layout of the leaves also represent the directional choices of the trail system. The leaves can represent outdoors, nature, trees and water to symbolize Collingwood’s closeness to all seasons of natural beauty.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of trails in Collingwood, the Collingwood Trails Committee held an Anniversary Burger Contest. All Collingwood restaurants, even those not located directly on a trail, were invited to participate. In response, the six restaurants created their own take on a “Collingwood Trails Burger.” Online voting took place between April 1 and Oct. 31.
Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper and Collingwood Trails Committee representative Murray Knowles presented Kevin Bennington and Chef Michael Schut from the Beaver and Bulldog with a plaque to recognize the Backdraft Burger’s win.
The Backdraft Burger featured a homemade patty stuffed with cheddar cheese and sliced jalapenos topped with bacon, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, and onion slices, served on a soft Kaiser and topped with a deep-fried pickle.
The burger proved so popular, that the Beaver and Bulldog changed their menu to include the Backdraft Burger as a permanent item.
“On behalf of Council, I would like to congratulate the Beaver and Bulldog on winning the Trails Anniversary Burger contest,” Cooper said. “The trails are such an important part of the Collingwood community, and we thank all the participating restaurants for taking part and helping to celebrate trails in Collingwood.”
This project is partially subsidized by Maple Leaves Forever, a charitable foundation dedicated to restoring the Native Maple to the Canadian landscape. Read more at www.mapleleavesforever.com.
Congratulations to the top five winners of the Trails Photo Contest! All five are featured in the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Collingwood Trails Map.
1st place photo
2nd place photo
a view from Hen & Chickens trail
3rd place photo
a view from the Train trail
4th place photo
5th place photo
a view from Harbourview trail
All 45 entries to the 2014 Trails Photo Contest will be displayed at Skeltong Galleries from May 20 - May 31, 2014.
Regular Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays and evenings by appointment.
|Trails Anniversary Burger Contest Poster (PDF)||640.75 KB|
|PRC - Trails - Trails Photo Contest Reception Invitation (PDF)||471.73 KB|