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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Featured Self Guided Hike
Guelph to Goderich (G2G)Trailway
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 2022-2023 City multi year budget showed spending in 2023 and a placemarked $800,000 for development of the G2G-Guelph Trailway in 2024. You can imagine our disappointment when the city shared the 2024-2027 draft multi year budget which showed no spending in the current budget cycle and the $800,000 pushed off until 2029.
Since that revelation community groups have been much more assertive in trying to get the city to put funds into the next budget cycle. This project was the #1 City building project that was approved by council in the 2021 Trails Master Plan. Many of you provided input in support of that document. We have actively delegated to council at the Guelph Junction Railway ltd report and the Future Guelph presentation to council in support of the Trailway.
There have been some recent news articles about the project by the Chair of G2G Guelph Trailway Lorenz Clacagno. Expect to see more and learn how you can help to make a truly impactful difference on the Guelph Trails network.
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