Lions Ring Trail

The Lions Ring Trail was developed through a partnership between the Elmira Lions Club and the Township of Woolwich. Construction of the trail began in 2004 with funding received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The purpose of the trail is to provide trail users with a circular or ‘ring’ trail around Elmira with a link to the Kissing Bridge Trailway at the north edge of town. Currently, the trail surface includes hard-packed stone-dust, wood-chipped side trails in more sensitive woodland areas, as well as sidewalk and roadside sections. Stone-dust trail sections are found south of Oriole Parkway and Whippoorwill Dr. The Elmira Lions Club and the Township continue to explore opportunities to extend the stone-dust sections of the trail on the east side of Elmira. Plans are in place to construct a portion of the trail in the new residential development in the north-west corner of Elmira, thereby completing the western link with the Kissing Bridge Trailway.

The Lions Ring Trail can be accessed at the following points:

96 Southfield Dr., Elmira
From Arthur St. S., in the south end of Elmira, turn east onto Southfield Dr. A small parking lot is available on the north side of Southfield Dr. between Union St. and the railway crossing. This parking lot is not winter maintained.

Grey Owl Dr., Elmira
From Arthur St. S., in the south end of Elmira, turn west onto Whipporwill Dr. Turn right onto Grey Owl Dr. and park along the side of the road. The trail access is at 25 Whipporwill Dr, directly opposite Grey Owl Dr.

35A South Parkwood Blvd., Elmira
From Arthur St. S., in the south end of Elmira, turn west onto South Parkwood Blvd. Park along the side of the Blvd near Burlwood Dr.

20 Arthur St. N., Elmira
Park in the parking lot on the west side of the street at 20 Arthur St. N., just north of the trailway. Take the trailway west, to where it intersects with the Elmira Ring Trail at the laneway that extends from Snyder Ave. N.

North End of Snyder Ave. N., Elmira
A small parking area is available at the north end of Snyder Ave. N.

Link to trail map:

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

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Lions Ring Trail characteristics

Length: 11 km loop trail
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural, Paved, and Stone Dust
Trail use: Hiking and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: none

Attractions: none

Woolwich Township, 24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158 , Elmira, ON 519-669-1647

Find it: 96 Southfield Dr., Elmira

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.5833282
Longitude: -80.5526352