The Trans Canada Trail is dubbed “the longest network of multi-use recreational trails in the world”. While permitted uses vary by trail location and landscape, the 52km stretch that travels throughout Huntsville is suitable mostly for hiking/walking/running and cycling. The terrain varies throughout the rural and urban sections of the trail as it is sometimes located on natural surfaces in the woods while other portions are on secondary and town roads which are shared with vehicles.
As it works its way up from Utterson, The Trans Canada Trail is located on the west side of Hwy 11. It begins to head East and crosses under Hwy 11 via the 4.6km long Hunter’s Bay Trail. This section is completely vehicle free and incorporates a series of floating docks and natural surface trails with spectacular views of Hunter’s Bay throughout. The route continues over a small section of Main St before heading towards Fairy Lake where it meanders along some neighbourhood roads not far from the shoreline. After crossing Hwy 60 the trail works its way back across to the west side of Hwy 11 at Old North Rd and heads north on secondary roads and eventually back onto a wooded trail towards Novar.
Depending on your mode of travel, completing the entire stretch in one effort may be ambitious. However this route does highlight many unique points of interest as you work your way from the southern to northernmost points of Huntsville’s boundaries.
Address: 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario
37 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario