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Old Quarry Trail


In 1906 the Canadian Pacific Railway came to Midhurst, and a ballast pit was opened south of the Minesing road.

Excavation was by rail mounted steam shovel loading ballast cars on parallel tracks. When the pit limit was reached, the tracks were moved sideways for another cut, producing the series of long, shallow ridges and depressions which form the “washboard” pattern visible on the pit floor today.

Directions: Hwy. 400 to Barrie. Exit at Bayfield St.(Hwy. 27) and head north to Hwy. 26 (Midhurst). Go west on Hwy 26 to Simcoe County Museum on south side. Parking is on the west side of the museum. Look for trailhead sign at the far end of parking lot.


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