The Guelph Hiking Trail Club has been leading an initiative to build the Crane Park Community Bridge. It is the Club's 50th Anniversary Legacy Project and is supported by the City of Guelph and funded by the generosity of private donors, the Club and the community.
We received a grant of $2,000 from the Rotary Trillium Club in Guelph. We are so glad to be working with them on these kinds of Community initiatives.
The 25-foot bridge crosses a storm water outlet and will provide safe year-round access to the already well used lands on both sides of the storm water channel. This will extend recreational trails to the south of Crane Park.
The approaches (to get on and off the bridge) still need to be built, hopefully during February.
Thanks to everyone who has donated, we have now received $62,000 of our $65,000 goal! We’re getting close, but we still need your help. Please donate to help us finish this bridge ... the campaign closes at the end of January!
Abutment Work in Progress; now complete.
Bridge Installation January 2023
50 years is a long time for a community organization to be around. There has been no better time in the club's history to be thankful for the services provided by the club. People have flocked to the trails and it has brought much recognition to the hard work the club does to keep up these trails for everyone to use, not just members.
GHTC Walk of Fame - Draw Winner: Lilla Fodor
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Featured Self Guided Hike
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