The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team
The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team - Real Estate...Real experience, integrity, commitment & results!™
The Rick Wearing &
Sandra Parrott Team
Rick Wearing,
BA, MVA-Residential, Broker
Sandra Parrott,
L.L.B Sales Representative
Phone: (705) 788-3535
Fax: (705) 788-0207
Toll Free: (866) 844-2697

Hunters Bay Trail to Connect with “The Great Trail”

Residents and visitors to Huntsville readily enjoy the numerous trails which can be found in the area. Recreational trails weave their way in and around town, immersing people in the sights and beauty of our community, and the surrounding landscape of our forested lake region. One popular trail will soon connect with the “Great Trail” which connects the nation. Hunters Bay Trail is being extended to provide direct access to the Trans Canada Trail. 


Currently, Hunters Bay Trail begins at the Centre Street Bridge, traversing along the Muskoka River and the east side of Hunters Bay to Highway 11. The extension will add almost 3 kilometres, connecting the nearby neighbourhood of Lakewood Park, and the Vernon Narrows to Downtown Huntsville, and beyond. Trail users already enjoy the floating trail section on Hunters Bay, and with the extension project, there will be another floating section across the Vernon Narrows beneath Highway 11.


From the Narrows, the Hunters Bay Trail will run along both sides of Highway 11, providing roadside trails that will be paved and well-signed for safety. The extended trail will also include wheelchair accessible points of interest such as a new bridge to cross over a stream near Orchard Park, allowing for anyone to access and enjoy the trail. While the final plans are still in process, it is anticipated that trail users will also have easier access to the water via new docks and viewing platforms, excellent for fishing or swimming. You can see the proposed trail extension for yourself via an interactive map provided by the Town of Huntsville


Not only will the Hunters Bay Trail extension provide additional access to outdoor activities for Huntsville, it will directly connect people to the Trans Canada Trail, the ultimate trail connecting communities across the nation. The “Great Trail” not only provides access to a variety of recreational activities in urban, rural and wilderness regions across Canada, it is the longest recreational trail in the world. But the Trans Canada Trail is not yet completed. The Hunters Bay Trail extension will help fill in some of the trail gaps, and is anticipated to be done sometime in 2017.


Whether you hike, bike, walk or jog, the extensive trails in and around Huntsville are ideal for any outdoor enthusiast. The Hunters Bay Trail extension is just one more way we can connect as a community. If you are in the market for a cottage, home or condo in Huntsville, connect with the care and expertise of the Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team - we’re here to work for you. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!


This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently
 
Photo Two Attribution: By Michael Gil from Toronto, ON, Canada (30km Bike Trek on the Trans Canada Trail) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons