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Drayton Trail


The Conestogo River has been a blessing and a trial for the Drayton townspeople. In spring spate, the river rises above its banks and much of the community trail disappears under water.

Bunches of grass caught in trees at eye level stand in mute testimony to the power of the normally sluggish river and the volume of water that moves down the valley each spring. The trail follows the flood plain, with much of it on a berm that protects downtown businesses. A good stone dust surface requires regular maintenance to undo the effects of flooding.

Wetlands and riverbanks are probably the most productive land for wildlife. You’ll see hundreds of birds and hear many more. Look for signs of animals beside the stream. In the parking lot, see if the youngsters in the group notice the high-tech hitching rail. Picnic in the park; throw a line in river. Summer doesn’t get better than this.

Information provided by the county of Wellington & Dufferin website.



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