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G. A. R. T.

Scenic Ponds and Sharpes Creek

G.A.R.T. is a pastoral route through Colborne Township. It passes two scenic ponds, crosses over Sharpe’s Creek and ends at the intersection of the Maitland Trail. The former rail line does extend east beyond the intersection of the Maitland Trail; however, the original railway bridge near Auburn is out – only the bridge abutments remain.

Snowmobiling is allowed on east 9km; no motorized vehicles otherwise allowed. Horseback riding is permitted along the trail. The Maitland Trail Association or North Huron Trail Grooming Inc. are the trail contacts.


13.6 km linear, Goderich to near Auburn

Difficulty Level

Level 1-easy, for family with young children

Trail Use

Walking, Cycling, Skiing, Pets on leash, Horseback riding.  Wheelchair accessible for the first 4 km from North Harbour Road entrance in Goderich. No ATVs or motorized bikes.

Trail Hazards

None evident

Trail Surface

Natural surface, stone dust. Menesetung Bridge – plank surface

Cost for Using Trail


Driving Directions

Several access points.

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