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.)


Maitland Trail Hike

Event Date: Saturday Jun. 15th, 2019

Event Time: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM


Contact: 519-273-1468


Maitland Trail Hike

Distance: 13.6 km. Pace: Medium to Fast. Terrain: Challenging. Duration:  6-7 hours (2.5 hrs travel, including car shuffles, hike 3 hrs, break 30 mins). Meet at 8:45 AM at Giant Tiger parking lot to carpool to the starting point, departing at 9am sharp.  Return by 4pm (later if you opt for lunch out at end). If you plan to meet at the starting point, please email the leader for exact parking details. We will hike along the Maitland River, through meadows, forests (of cedar, hemlock, and pine), crossing the GART at one point, with steep up and downs from the river level to ridge tops. We will be on roads for 5 km. (Map 5, 6, & 7 of the Maitland trail guide.)  2 outhouses on the trail.  Bring water, snack or lunch, insect repellent & sunscreen. Wear sturdy hiking shoes.  Dress appropriately for the weather. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts recommended to prevent tick access. OPTIONAL:  late lunch at the Beach Street Station restaurant, in Goderich (gorgeous view of the lake). For further information or to join the hike, please contact Hike Leader: Tracy

Cost: Free

Location: Meet at Giant Tiger Northwest parking lot, Stratford, 477 Huron Street, Stratford


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