The Woodland Trail is a medium difficulty, 5 kilometre trail that meanders past old churches along village roads and then dips into the woods where it follows old gravel pit and lumbering roads and deer paths.

This trail has been carved out of a beautiful woodland setting and enables walkers and cross country runners to enjoy the scenic beauty of tricking streams, wide ravines, meadows and glacial hills. This area is the natural habitat of much wildlife. Hikers can see deer, wild turkeys and other game.

Although the Woodland Trail is located within the village’s boundaries, the diversity of natural environment is surprising. There are sections of dense groves of cedar and mixed forests of towering deciduous trees

From the Main trail sign at the southwest corner of the Clan Gregor Square near the children’s playground, walk east through the beautiful village green, carefully cross highway 21, follow the trail signs and stroll past churches, an old boatyard and many of the early village homes until you reach the edge of the woods at Sarnia Street.
Once in the woods, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of the ravines, old pastures and glacial hills as you walk along old gravel quarry roads, lumber paths and deer trails.
Important Note: By agreement with our landowner partners, this trail is closed during gun hunting seasons. The dates will be posted on the trail and on the main trailhead Sign in Clan Gregor Square.

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Please consult the trail website for updated trail information prior to visiting the trail.    

This trail starts in Clan Gregor Square at the heart of Bayfield on Highway 21.

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


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WOODLAND TRAIL characteristics

Length: 5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Compacted soil/hard packed
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: Not known

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: None

Attractions: Boardwalk, Panoramic View

Bayfield River Valley Trail Association.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.5618660
Longitude: -81.6987240