JAMES ST TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS FUND - PART OF THE GUELPH RADIAL LINE TRAILThe Guelph Hiking Trail Club (GHTC) needs your help with improvements to the most well used naturalized rail trail in Guelph. We’re working to make the James Street Trail safer and more accessible for everyone.
This beautiful trail is a key piece of the Guelph Radial Line and a significant part of the GHTC’s Trail network.
It runs along the south side of the Eramosa river on the abandoned rail bed of the 1920’s Toronto Suburban Railway between James Street at Gordon to Victoria Road.
Watch a virtual hike of this trail from the Guelph Covered Bridge to the top of the steps at the entrance to the Arboretum, presented by Chris Earley the Arboretum Interpretive Biologist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAFPeF7diI0&feature=youtu.be
Funds will be used for two main projects: a bridge over a water crossing on the trail and a safety fence alongside the The Cutten Fields Golf Course. These two capital projects are beyond our normal maintenance expenses and require significant community financial commitment.
We have decided to fund raise separately for each of the projects. Phase one the bridge, phase 2 the fence.
This is a great community opportunity that we think you should be a part of. We have been working with other user groups in Guelph who will also be helping with these projects financially, with their labour and technical expertise.
The campaign GOAL for the bridge installation is $30,000.
You can make a tax deductible donation to the “Improvement Fund” now.
Phase 1 - Bridge Location
James St Trail Bridge Location