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

  • Grey County Road #112 Detour A bridge will be replaced on Grey Road 112 north of Highway 26 between July 4 and August 25, 2017. A detour will follow Sideroad 22 and the 7th Line ...
    Posted May 21, 2017, 10:09 AM by Thomas Hakala
  • Fresh Gravel and Water on SR 30 The winter was tough on our trail. Here are more things to watch out for.• Side Road 23 has many many pot holes both in gravel section andon the ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:52 AM by Thomas Hakala
  • New addition to our Alternate Route We have added the Bayshore Road to our Alternate Route from Owen Sound to Leith. Road bikes can now follow a road route on our trail. Plus you can now ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 8:56 AM by Thomas Hakala
  • Watch Out for Washouts! With the heavy snow in December then the multiple meltdowns and freeze-ups this winter, the trail has suffered with a few major and minor washouts. Especially along the 28th ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 2:20 PM by Thomas Hakala
  • 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
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