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Margaret Paul Side Trail


The land crossed by this loop trail was one of the earliest purchases in the 1980s under the Bruce Trail’s Land Acquisition Program by which a Conservation Corridor is being secured to protect the Niagara Escarpment in perpetuity. Margaret Paul was one of those many early Bruce Trail volunteers who made such a dream possible. Follow the white blazes from where you parked your car, and continue west as the track descends the Escarpment. Follow the main Bruce Trail where it heads left (south) part way down the hill. The bubbling brook drops over dolostone ledges as it rushes on to Georgian Bay. The Trail passes a small flowerpot formation created by wave action along the shore of an ancient glacial lake.



Where the main Trail drops into the ravine, the blue-blazed Margaret Paul Side Trail branches off to the right, soon to reach the 6th Line Road Allowance. Here it turns north (right) to reach the 18th Sideroad Road Allowance where it turns right again to return you to your car. With file information from the Bruce Trail, for more information on this and other Bruce trails please purchase the Bruce Trail map and trail guidebook. The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is 840 km long, with over 440 km of side trails. Every year more than 400,000 visits are made to the Trail as people walk, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the glorious scenery of the Escarpment. The Bruce Trail was instrumental in the Escarpment being named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990 - one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada. The Bruce Trail is a member of the Ontario Trails Council through affiliation with Hike Ontario.



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