TTT News

Here are some important announcements concerning the Tom Thomson Trail.


posted Aug 10, 2020, 8:54 AM by Thomas Hakala

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 of the trail has deep ruts. Take care!

Paved Trail Damage

posted Aug 10, 2020, 8:50 AM by Thomas Hakala

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 asphalt has broken away. There is also rubble on the pavement. Be careful.

Start of Trail CLOSED

posted Nov 6, 2019, 2:52 PM by Thomas Hakala

The Tom Thomson Trail from the start at the Owen Sound kiosk and around the Sewage Treatment Plant is CLOSED because of high water. 

Hunting Season!

posted Nov 6, 2019, 2:49 PM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Nov 6, 2019, 2:49 PM ]

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.

Volunteer Help Wanted

posted May 4, 2019, 3:22 PM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated May 4, 2019, 3:34 PM ]

*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 (From Intersection of SR 24 and 28th Ave. E. to kiosk at Fred Raper Park). Each captain will be responsible for organizing and assisting with: 1) monitoring (primarily the off-road sections of the trail), 2) identifying problem areas in need of repair, 3) ensuring the required repairs are completed, 4) liaising with city/municipal staff, etc.

*Trail Maintenance Volunteers* - in cooperation with the Trail Captain 1)monitor the trail, 2) identify problem areas in need of repair and 3)
complete the required work,

If you are interested in learning more about these positions please email:

2 detours

posted Jul 10, 2018, 2:52 PM by Thomas Hakala

We have 2 detours at the Owen Sound end of the trail. Because of the construction on 3rd Ave. E. the city has closed a portion of the paved trail just north of the new sewage treatment plant. The old dirt trail is still there so you can use that. Also, the small foot bridge that we built to access the trail from 3rd Ave/28th St. has been smashed by some fool that tried to drive over it with a heavy vehicle. We are working to replace the bridge as soon as we can.

Trail work on 28th Ave. Section

posted Jun 16, 2018, 5:21 AM by Thomas Hakala

Caution: New gravel has been spread on the 28th Ave. (For about 30 metres.) Section of the trail. There is still work to be done to smooth the gravel out. In the mean time you will have to walk your bike through the thick layer. Sorry but our volunteer's tractor was not available when the gravel truck came.

Hunters on Trail

posted Nov 6, 2017, 4:50 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 5:25 AM ]

Warning! Hunters have been spotted on the 24 SR section of the Tom Thomson Trail. Use caution when using that section. The deer hunting season is Nov. 4 to 9. We suggest that trail users take the Alternate Route along Bayshore Road for this period.

Dogs must be on leash

posted Nov 2, 2017, 12:16 PM by Thomas Hakala

When walking your dog on the Tom Thomson Trail please keep them on leash. There have been a few incidents of loose dogs lacking other dogs or people.

Bear Sighting on TTT

posted Sep 27, 2017, 3:42 PM by Thomas Hakala

Our good neighbor, Martin, reported that two very frightened young women came to his farmhouse door to report that they saw two black bears along the Tom Thomson Trail between the 28th Ave. Section and 24 SR. Please be aware that bears are on the move in the fall.

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