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Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail


The Cambridge to Paris Rail-Trail is owned and operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority and follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway between the City of Cambridge to the Town of Paris.

It was opened in 1994 and was one of the first Ontario abandoned rail lines to be converted to recreational trail use. The Lake Erie and Northern Railway was one of the last electric railways to be built in Ontario. The electric cars were similar to streetcars, although running along their own right of way and hauling both freight and passengers between urban communities.

The 18 kilometre (11 mile) trail follows the Grand River through lush Carolinian Forest with spectacular river overlooks en route. Posts mark each kilometre from Cambridge. The trail is level, finished with fine gravel, and provides an easy path for cyclists and hikers.

Food and washrooms are available in Cambridge, Glen Morris and Paris. Benches are provided in some areas. For more information use this Grand River Conservation web link: https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Cambridge-to-Paris-Rail-Trail.aspx


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