Rail Trail being groomed for outdoor winter activities





Saugeen Rail Trail Association and the Town of Saugeen Shores are helping to keep the trail system accessible this winter.

The trail is currently groomed from Southampton Memorial Gardens to Green Street in Port Elgin, with cross country ski tracks from River Street to South Street.

“We wish you a Happy New Year and hope that you are safe and healthy as we delve into 2021.  While the current Covid climate may still seem a little bleak, we are so fortunate in our community to have many ways to be active outside.  Of course, the Saugeen Rail Trail as well as various woodland and bush trails provide outlets to be active, be safely distanced with others, and have FUN while outdoors.  Trails are used for walking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing,” says Rail Trail President, Jessica Carter.
Board members Bruce Alexander and Gerry Boucher are leading this grooming charge along with Rail Trail volunteers Peter Stansfield, Daryl Faust, and Christian Morton.
photo by Rail Trail Association

“We thank the volunteers for their time and efforts in making the trails in our community accessible to enjoy year-round! All groomers and ski-doos providing the grooming are Saugeen Rail Trail maintenance vehicles and have flashing amber lights,”  adds Carter.  “If you are out on the trails this season, please snap a picture or take a quick video to share!  Please tag the Saugeen Rail Trail on Facebook or Instagram so we can see your adventures.”