Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Best of Bayfield River, 3 Trail Hike

Event Date: Saturday Dec. 7th, 2019

Event Time: 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM


Contact: Renee, 905-616-0454 (call or text)


Best of Bayfield River, 3 Trail Hike

Best Of Bayfield River, 3 Trails - Bannockburn, Mavis-Taylor, and Sawmill  8:45 am - 3 pm

Distance: Approximately 8km total Pace: Medium Terrain: Moderate to Challenging Duration: Approximately 6 hours (1 hour drive each way, 1 hour for snack/lunch between hike 2 and 3, 3 hours hiking)

Meeting: NW corner Giant Tiger parking lot (477 Huron St, Stratford, N5A 5T8)

Time: 8:45 am arrival & organization. 9 am sharp departure to carpool to starting point. All trails are loops with parking at trail heads. Return to Stratford around 3 pm.

Hike Route Overview:

Hike 1: Bannockburn is a rugged hike over stunning countryside including meadow, marsh, scrubland, cedar forest, and deciduous forest. Then short carpool to Hike 2: Mavis-Taylor, between Varna and Bayfield. Mixed terrain including pine forest with a gorgeous view of the Bayfield River Valley.

Lunch in Bayfield at the Docks.

Hike 3: Sawmill Trail, a riverside trail on the northside of River Road, Bayfield featuring heartbreak hill, named for a spurned, Victorian era sweetheart.

Recommendations: Likely to be muddy or icy and slippery. Please bring water and snacks if you need them and dress in sturdy, waterproof boots and layered clothing. Also bring money for lunch at The Docks.

Contact: To join the hike or for more information, please contact Hike Leader Renee Lehnen, 905-616-0454 (call or text) or

Location: Giant Tiger (Northwest parking lot), Stratford, 477 Huron Street, Stratford


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