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SC Johnson Rail Trail

The SC Johnson Trail runs 14 kilometres (9 miles) between Paris and Brantford. It follows the abandoned Lake Erie and Northern Railway bed and was completed in 1998. A portion of the trail was taken off Hardy Road and now follows a scenic, hilly, Blue Circle route by the Grand River. Respective parts of the trail are owned by the City of Brantford, the Grand River Conservation Authority, and the County of Brant.

The SC Johnson Trail connects to the Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway system in Brantford, which provides a link to the GRCA's Hamilton to Brantford Rail-Trail. The result in one continuous trail from Cambridge to Hamilton.

The SC Johnson Trail is finished with stone dust, and provides an easy path for cyclists and hikers. Kilometre markers along the route continue from the Gordon Glaves Pathway. From the end of the Cambridge to Paris Rail-Trail at the 59 km marker in Paris, the SC Johnson Trail continues south under the CN railway underpass and crosses Highway 2 at Curtis Avenue. Some short sections of the trail may temporarily follow municipal roadways and trail users are advised to watch for traffic.

The SC Johnson Parking Area is located at Powerline Road, Brantford at the 54 km marker. Close to the end of the trail (44 km), a scenic vista overlooks a large oxbow on the Grand River. The trail passes through a rare Prairie Grass habitat and also provides a view of the Brant Conservation Area across the river. Glenhyrst Art Gallery is close to the trail. 

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