TTT News

Here are some important announcements concerning the Tom Thomson Trail.

Beware of ticks

posted Jul 12, 2017, 7:16 PM by Thomas Hakala

With the wet summer we are having, ticks can be an issue. It is a good idea to wear long socks and long pants when walking on any woodland trails. Also, please use proper footwear when hiking on the Tom Thomson Trail. The trail surface is natural and uneven in some areas and sturdy footwear is advised.

WASHOUTS

posted Jun 24, 2017, 3:51 PM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Jun 24, 2017, 3:52 PM ]

Caution: There are a number of washouts on the Tom Thomson Trail after the rainstorm on Thursday. The 24 Side Road section is really bad. Our volunteers are working to fix the problems, but in the mean time take care on the trail.

New panels are up on the Owen Sound TTT Kiosk

posted Jun 22, 2017, 6:58 AM by Thomas Hakala

The Tom Thomson Trailhead kiosk that is north of the Bayshore Community Centre has all new panels. The revised map showing the completed trail (both main trail and alternate routes). The other kiosk panels will be installed soon.

Grey County Road #112 Detour

posted May 21, 2017, 10:09 AM by Thomas Hakala

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, which will mean heavier then normal traffic. Both of these roads are part of the Tom Thomson Trail. Please use caution during this period.

Fresh Gravel and Water on SR 30

posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:50 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:52 AM ]

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 and
on the tar and chip section closest to Concession 6 north.

• Fresh gravel (deep too) on Side Road 30, just past Concession 6
north.

• Unopened road allowance at end of Side Road 30 still very wet.

New addition to our Alternate Route

posted Apr 7, 2017, 8:56 AM by Thomas Hakala

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 take the mail trail to Leith then go back to Owen Sound via the Alternate Route.

Watch Out for Washouts!

posted Mar 28, 2017, 2:20 PM by Thomas Hakala

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 St. and 23 SR section. We will try to get these fixed as soon as we can, but in the mean time be careful when riding along the trail in the spring, as you never know what the winter has done to the trail.

Tom Thomson R.I.P.

posted Dec 14, 2016, 6:41 PM by Thomas Hakala

Tom Thomson Trail volunteer, Len Rhodes, wrote this poem about our trail namesake.

Beware Deer Hunting Season!

posted Nov 9, 2016, 4:07 AM by Thomas Hakala

Trail users should be aware of local hunting seasons before heading out on the trail, especially during deer hunting season November 7-12. Visit www.grey.ca/forests-trails for trail safety tips to ensure you can be seen and heard on the trail this fall.

New bridge on the 22nd Sideroad section

posted Oct 13, 2016, 6:13 AM by Thomas Hakala

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 of the Tom Thomson Trail. It is a beautiful structure and should last for many years.

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