Welcome to the Tom Thomson Trail 

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.

Recent Announcements

  • Tom Thomson R.I.P. Tom Thomson Trail volunteer, Len Rhodes, wrote this poem about our trail namesake.
    Posted Dec 14, 2016, 6:41 PM by Thomas Hakala
  • Beware Deer Hunting Season! Trail users should be aware of local hunting seasons before heading out on the trail, especially during deer hunting season November 7-12. Visit for ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2016, 4:07 AM by Thomas Hakala
  • New bridge on the 22nd Sideroad section Volunteers Greg and Suzanne Brown spearheaded the construction of a much needed new bridge that crosses the creek in the ravine on the eastern portion of the 22nd Sideroad section ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 6:13 AM by Thomas Hakala
  • Please warn hikers when you approach Cyclists and equestrians please warn people walking or hiking on the trail when you approach them. They may not see you and could walk in front of you.
    Posted Jul 31, 2016, 8:42 AM by Thomas Hakala
  • 28th Ave. Section Now open The repair work is now complete and the trail is open. The new gravel is still soft so ride with caution.
    Posted May 28, 2016, 5:17 AM by Thomas Hakala
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