Burleigh Loop Trail

The Burleigh Road was one of the original Colonization Roads created in the 1840s and 50s to open up the area for settlement. This 4 km loop starts at the parking lot at the Information Centre in the Curling Club and takes you by Agnew’s General Store (almost 100 years old), the Red Cross Outpost Museum (a National Historic Site), Wilberforce Elementary School (over 100 years old), the remnants of the haunted house, the Royal Canadian Legion on the Burleigh Rd. and along the shore of Dark Lake.  It is a mix of wooded trail and quaint country roads.  Veering off the route to cross over the bridge takes you to a quiet roadside picnic area (with washroom).

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Burleigh Loop Trail characteristics

Length: 4 km. loop trail
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed, Natural, and Paved
Trail use: Hiking and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Washrooms, picnic tables

Attractions: None

Municipality of Highland East Phone: 705-448-2981

Find it: Curling Club, Wilberforce, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.0363680
Longitude: -78.2249690