As you hike this trail, you will see steep forested slopes, wetlands and many other features that make this a beautiful and environmentally important place. Numbered markers along the path will help you enjoy the highlights of the trail.

The property has a beautiful hardwood forest, and a large percentage of the area is pine plantation. Regeneration within the pines is slowly taking place and new growth is beginning to become evident.

While on the high parts of the trail take a moment to enjoy the views and the landscape before you. The geological history of the Starkey property is an excellent example of the area’s moraines and kettle depressions that are remnants of the ice age that swept this area 10,000 years ago. While walking the property take a moment to think of what it was like when the Starkey family first arrived in 1849.

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We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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Length: 4 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: None Reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: interpretive signage

City of Guelph 519-822-1260

Find it: 735 Arkell Rd, Puslinch, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.5452380
Longitude: -80.1564600