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 7: Adding a round-about at Line 26 between Stratford and St. Marys/London/401 W

Exits from this roundabout to Line 26 are now closed. This first phase of construction should not significantly affect through traffic on Hwy 7; however, from July 2nd until October, the roundabout will be closed to all traffic. Detours will be signposted, and drivers should allow extra time to follow them.

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.)

 
 

Thames Valley Trail - River Valley Golf Course to St. Marys Hike

Event Date: Saturday May. 25th, 2019

Event Time: 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM

Host: AvonTrail.ca

Contact: 519-273-1468

Details:

Thames Valley Trail - River Valley Golf Course to St. Marys Hike

Distance:  10km.  Pace:  Medium to fast. Terrain:  Moderate to Challenging. Duration: 5 hours (1 hr. travel, including car shuffle, 3 hrs hike). Meet at 8:45AM behind Boston Pizza to carpool to starting point, departing at 9am sharp.  Return by 2pm (later if you opt to go for lunch). This section of the trail is rugged, with steep slopes and often stony ground.  Trail may be slippery when wet, numerous groundhog holes along edges of fields.  Heavy concentration of hardwood forest in parts. (Map 6 Thames Valley Trail guide). Please bring water, snack or lunch, insect repellent, sunscreen. Wear sturdy hiking shoes.  Dress appropriately for the weather. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts recommended to prevent tick access.  Optional lunch at O'Leary's Creamery pub, in St. Mary's. For further information or to join the hike, please contact Hike Leader: Tracy gonorth49@gmail.com

Cost: Free

Location: Meet at Boston Pizza (rear parking lot), Stratford, 729 Erie Street, Stratford

Website: avontrail.ca


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