The trail is named after what is the third railway bridge at this site. The piers rest on two of the original cut stone foundations built in 1869. Canadian National Railways used the bridge until the line was abandoned in 1989. This bridge represents one of the important historic features for which the Grand River was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1994. The Trestle Bridge Trail is a 3.5 km trail connecting Fergus and Elora. Half of the trail (between Beatty Line and Gilkison Street) is owned by the County and the remainder is owned by the Township (between Gilkison Street and 500 m east of Wellington Road 7). While crossing the bridge, take a moment to enjoy the river views and off in the distance, the historic County museum.

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TRESTLE BRIDGE TRAIL characteristics

Length: 3.5 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Stone Dust
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: Lookout, trestle bridge

County of Wellington (519) 837-2600

Find it: 303 Beatty Line, Fergus, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.6977890
Longitude: -80.3862030