The Homesteader Trail loop  is named in recognition of the pioneers who tried to farm this corner of the Canadian Shield. Today, roads and trails named after those Homesteaders are all that is left of the area’s farming past. Look for long abandoned overgrown farm fields and old stone fences.

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Homesteader Trail Loop characteristics

Length: 25 km loop.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed, Natural, and Paved
Trail use: Hiking, Mountain biking, Snowmobiling, Equestrian, and Geocaching
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Picnic Tables

Attractions: Swimming, waterfall

Municipality of Highland East Phone: 705-448-2981

Find it: Tory Hill Park, Tory Hill, Highland East, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.9727790
Longitude: -78.2750880