The hiking trail starts in the south at the historic fish weirs that were built by the Mnjikaning First Nation people.
“Mnjikaning” is an Ojibway word meaning “the place of the fish fence.”
The trail follows the abandoned CN rail line through pastoral countryside, crossing the Rama Road, and currently ending at Monck Road.
There are plans to extend this rail trail further north. Lake Couchiching means “outlet” or “little lake at the end of a big lake” in Ojibway.
Directions: Highway 12 from Orillia to Atherley, turn north onto Rama Rd. (County Rd. 44) until Monck Rd. Turn east onto Monck Rd. until reaching the trail in 175 metres.
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