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Gorgeous Views and Fantastic History on the Georgian Trails Network

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Did you know that Collingwood has over 60 kilometres of recreational trails for cyclists, walkers, joggers, skiers, and snowshoers? There’s a trail leading to every major point of interest in the Town, including the beaches of Sunset Point, the scenic lookout at Millennium Park, the tranquil gardens of the Arboretum, the historic Station Museum, and the scenic Collingwood Downtown.

Created in 1989, the Collingwood and Georgian Trail Networks connect Collingwood from the Bay south to Nottawa, and east and west to Stayner and Meaford.

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Aside from providing a great pathway with majestic views, the trails also provide an opportunity to learn about some fantastic moments in Collingwood history. Features on the trails include plaques on the North West Mounted Police departure from the Collingwood harbor, the Keith Family Dairy, The Smart Brothers and the Shipyards among others. Over 30 sites on the trails provide a small glimpse of the town’s history and the people who helped create it.

Here are 3 great places to explore:

  1. Heather Pathway is a series of Town trails linked together from Millennium Park to The Hen & Chickens Boardwalk. Start: Sunset Point
  2. Harbourview Park Loop takes you along Birch Street to the Georgian trail, Boardwalk trail, Harbour Centre trail and Harbourview trail and back to Birch Street. Start: Parking lot at north end of Hickory Street
  3. Millennium Park is situated behind the Collingwood Terminals. The walk along Heritage Trail has great view of the old sidelaunch basin and former drydock, and features the Walk of History with plaques commemorating all the ship built at the Collingwood Shipyards. Start: The Station (Tourism Information is located here too)

For more details visit collingwood.ca/trails or pick up one of our trail maps which are available at over 100 locations in the area.

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