Gifted to Tay Township in 2004 by the Trans Canada Trail Foundation, construction on the Tay Shore Trail was completed in 2007. The completed multi-use paved trail stretches 18.5 km through the Township and is registered as part of the Trans Canada Trail.

Tay Shore Trail

Tay Shore Trail

From the Wye River to Waubaushene and into Port McNicoll along the Trestle Trail, users can enjoy the nature setting of the trail which is enhanced by informative plaques outlining the natural and historical aspects of our municipality.

The Tay Shore Trail passes through wetland, field and wooded areas, over the Wye, Hogg and Sturgeon Rivers and into our quaint community villages where you can stroll our downtowns and stop for lunch.

As with any trail that winds through natural areas, natural vegetation, including weeds are located along side the trail.  Please ensure you stay on the paved trail areas.

Link to trail map:

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

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TAY SHORE TRAIL characteristics

Length: 18.5 km linear trail.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Gravel and Paved
Trail use: Hiking and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Wheelchair accessible
Fees: None Reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: marsh

Attractions: interpretive signage

County of Simcoe

Find it: Follow Hwy 12 to the bridge over the Wye River and look for Ste. Marie Park on the northwest side. OR Follow Hwy 400 to Hwy 12, then north on Coldwater Road until trailhead.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.7364040
Longitude: -79.8462040