Fundraising or constructing bridges has been one of the primary ways in which the GHTC has been able to reach out and forge connections in our community.
this reason, we have decided to call 2023 the “Year of the Bridges,” an
indication of our ongoing determination to strengthen ties within and
without our club.
To motivate people to visit the various “connections” in our trail system, we are also planning to incorporate a “Year of the Bridges Passport Log” .
Guided Hike Program
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GHTC Work Parties
Guelph to Goderich (G2G)-GuelphTrailway Update November29th
GHTC and other community organizations have been working for over 20 years to create a safe intuitive trailway from the Kissing Bridge Trailway Trailhead at Silver Creek to downtown Guelph.
The 2024-2027 City multi year budget did not include any funding to complete the trail. The Guelph Trail Users Coalition felt that a redesignation of the trail from “city building” which relied on the city to plan, fund and install the trail would have a greater likelihood of completion if it was reclassified as a “community led ,city supported” trail installation. At the council meeting that was reserved for public delegations regarding the budget John Fisher President of the Guelph Hiking Trail Club pitched the proposal which would add a revenue generating asset at no cost to the taxpayer.
At council’s final budget amendment meeting Councillor Downer proposed a motion that was unanimously supported.
Guelph's 2024-2027 Multi-Year Budget
Councillor Downer's motion:
1. That Park staff be directed to initiate discussions with the Guelph Trail
Users Coalition to consider a Community led / City supported approach toward the implementation of the Guelph to Goderich /Trans Canada North trail connection.
The Guelph Trail Users coalition are very encouraged by this development which will give the community more authority to push the project forward in conjunction with community, regional and national stakeholders with the support of the city.
The Guelph Trail Users coalition (GHTC, running clubs, bike clubs, active transportation group) have a workshop planned for Jan16th.
More updates to follow, but the target completion date is 2027, Guelph’s Bicentennial anniversary.
GHTC is a volunteer organization that offers guided hikes of various lengths, throughout the year in Guelph and the surrounding area. We maintain over 80km of trails, thanks to private landowner permission, from Cambridge to Limehouse and from Guelph to West Montrose.
We offer general hikes, kids' hikes, photo hikes, trail end-to-end hikes and ski/snowshoe hikes. Members get together for fall/winter slide show presentations and various social activities.
While most of our hikes and events are free and open to the public, consider supporting the Guelph Hiking Trail Club by becoming a member! Membership fees are $25 annually and tax-deductible. Membership fees and donations are used to pay for trail maintenance, newsletter production, and liability insurance.
Nicola Ross, the author of the Loops & Lattes series of hiking guides, will donate $5 to the Guelph Hiking Trail Club for every 'Loops & Latte' book purchased on her website. See more of her books