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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

  • Washouts Heavy rain has created washouts and ruts on downhill sections of the trail. One area to be aware of in the hill on the 24 Sideroad section. The south side ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2020, 8:54 AM by Thomas Hakala
  • Paved Trail Damage The combination of high water levels on Georgian Bay and recent storms, the paved section of trail along the waters edge in Owen Sound has damage and part of the ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2020, 8:50 AM by Thomas Hakala
  • Start of Trail CLOSED The Tom Thomson Trail from the start at the Owen Sound kiosk and around the Sewage Treatment Plant is CLOSED because of high water. 
    Posted Nov 6, 2019, 2:52 PM by Thomas Hakala
  • Hunting Season! Beware it is hunting season and some sections of the Tom Thomson Trail are used by hunters. If you use the trail, wear bright clothing.
    Posted Nov 6, 2019, 2:49 PM by Thomas Hakala
  • Volunteer Help Wanted Needed;*Trail Captains* - One for the Owen Sound section(From kiosk at Bayshore Boat Launch to intersection of 28 Ave. E. and SR 24) and one for the Meaford section ...
    Posted May 4, 2019, 3:34 PM by Thomas Hakala
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