Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Fourth Annual Wildwood Challenge Hike (Fundraiser)

Event Date: Saturday Oct. 26th, 2019

Event Time: 8:20 AM – 4:00 PM


Contact: 519-273-1468


Fourth Annual Wildwood Challenge Hike (Fundraiser)

(Rain or Shine) Terrain: moderate. Distance: 22 km. This event is open to all hikers and will allow participants to walk at their own pace. The route follows the Wildwood Lake circuit, a 22 km woodland trail of great natural appeal. The trail is well maintained and well marked but can be moderately challenging in places. Hike Entry fee: $30.00.  Preregistration is required.  Space is limited. Download and complete the form found here (after July 31) and send to Avon Trail along with your cheque by October 18, 2019. Funds go towards construction of footpaths and bridges on the Avon Trail.  Each participant will receive a map and emergency whistle on October 26th. Two refreshment stands with shelter will be set up on route. Upon completion, each participant will receive a badge. Meet at Wildwood kiosk at main entrance 3995 Line 9, RR#2 St. Marys, ON (intersection of HWY 7 & Perth County Rd. 9- 43.269440,-81.06793) at 8:20 AM. Bring water and lunch. Wear appropriate footwear for trail hiking and dress in layers appropriate for weather. At a medium pace, this should take 6 hours, not counting rest stops. Celebratory drinks and snacks at Bruce’s house in Stratford, October 26th at 7 PM. Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your participation.  Event organizers: Bruce and Tracy. Further information/questions: 

Cost: Sorry, this event is sold out.
$25/Hike entry fee

Location: Wildwood Conservation Area, St. Marys, 3995 Line 9, R. R. 2, St. Marys


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