Trails

The Collingwood Trails encompasses over 60 kilometres of recreational trails for cyclists, walkers, joggers, skiers, and snowshoers as well as adults and kids commuting to work or school. 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 new Labyrinth, the historic Station Museum, and Collingwood Downtown.

We all know that a little outdoor activity is a great way to improve our health. Collingwood’s extensive Trails network is making it easier for all of us to step out and discover just how good it feels.

The well-marked Trails can get us around town safely and quickly. They also give good reason to pause along the way, take a deep breath, and come back to linger.

As it turns out, what’s good for each of us is good for all of us. By reducing emissions, saving energy and getting back to a more active lifestyle, we help make Collingwood a cleaner, healthier and friendlier place to live. Active Transportation to work and school reduces traffic and pollution and using our Trails promotes the conservation of our natural environments and wildlife habitats.

Find your trail!

Learn more about the Collingwood Trails with our short video

Completed in 2018

  • Two new "Features of the Trail" stations were installed, One for Smart Brothers Farm Operation on the corner of High St. and Poplar Side Road (at the round-about) and one for Crone's Brick works on Hurontario at The Hamilton Drain Train crossing
  • Taylor Creek Trail added 600 metres between Black Ash Creek and the 10th Line
  • Nottawasaga Bay Trail, Section A, Pretty River Parkway to Marine Drive, a 3 metre concrete pathway on the north side as part of the new construction of the Parkway
  • Using funds provided by the Ontario Government, a Cycling Plan was prepared by our consultants which is to be presented to Council in 2019
  • Although not part of the trail system, the new Awen Gathering Place in Harbour View Park is a shining link to  our indiginous heritage

Special Notice for the Summer of 2019

  • A section of the Sunset Point Trail West of the Harbour plaque (feature 22 on the trails map) is subject to washout due to high water from the strong northwest or northeast winds. Caution is required through this area
  • The bridge is out service at the start of the Hens and Chickens Trail due to the high water level this past winter 
  • The Boardwalk Trail west of the Labyrinth is closed due to a fire (a complete reconstruction of this trail will occur)

Projects Planned for 2019 (subject to budgets and timing)

  • Widen and upgrade 100 metres of the River Trail north of Hume St to improve safety
  • Rebuild the section of the Boardwalk destroyed by fire (between the Labyrinth and Black Ash Creek)
  • Harbourview Park; Create a formal trail east of the Labyrinth along the waterfront

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