The Tom Thomson Trail is a non-motorized, multi-use (biking, hiking
and horseback riding), 3-season (spring through fall) trail between Owen
Sound and Meaford. The initial trail development was
completed in 2008, meaning on-road and off-road sections of trail have
been marked with signs and kilometer markers between the new trailhead
kiosk in Fred Raper Park in Meaford and the kiosk located north of the
Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. Wherever possible we use
off-road routes, however much of the trail is currently located on quiet
back country roads, since we did not have an abandoned rail bed to
follow. This has been an opportunity to build a trail from scratch, one
that shows the best vistas, tackles fewer obstacles and passes through
the best of our beautiful countryside.The trail has varied surfaces and is suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes.
Our objective is to establish off-road routes to replace some current on-road sections of trail as they become available to us. Some of the off-road sections of trail are quite rough and would require a mountain bike, however we continue to upgrade the trail bed as funds become available.