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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.)

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Avon Trail is a hiking trail, 110 km from St. Mary’s to Conestogo, passing near to Stratford, Amulree, St. Agatha, Wellesley Erbsville, St. Jacobs and Waterloo. About eighty percent of the Trail crosses private land; the club is grateful to the landowners who grant the club access to some of the most attractive countryside in Ontario. All Avon Trail members assent to the Trail User’s Code which assures respect of the land and the landowner.

The Trail is a proud participant in the Ontario Legacy Trails and forms a connecting link between the Thames Valley trail to the west and the Grand Valley Trail to the east. The Trail is maintained by volunteers.
The club’s purpose is to groom and maintain the Trail to ensure a safe and enjoyable walking experience, to promote health through walking and hiking activities, and to contribute to the conservation of our natural environment.

Using The Trail:

Guests are welcome to use the Trail and you can decide later if you would like to join. The Avon Trail Guide is the offical book of maps, parking locations and short hike suggestions and is available at the Stratford Tourism Alliance, 47 Downie Street. Take A Hike! Stratford Side Trail Map PDF


Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

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