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Celebrating 150 km of Trails for Canada's 150th Birthday

Some might say "the stars have aligned" in 2017! Through CWATS, our region is playing a key role in Canada's 150th celebration. In 2017, approximately 150 km of trail will have been built, connecting all eight communities across our region to the Trans Canada Trail (TCT), also known as The Great Trail. This cross-Canada trail system will connect Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Map of 150 km of The Great Trail in Windsor-Essex for Canada 150

This summer, the final gap of the TCT in our region will be built to connect Essex County to Windsor through the trail along the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway. This final link contributes to one giant trail across Canada that is made up of local municipal, provincial, and national trail networks, all linking to one another. To add more stars to the alignment, this year the Cypher Systems Group Greenway opened to also connect Amherstburg to this trail system. In total, all these facilities together provide 150 km of trail across Windsor and Essex County municipalities through the TCT.

So consider joining this 150th celebration by exploring this trail system entirely, or in bits and pieces, this year. After all, with a national asset like this in your backyard, the opportunities to discover our region are endless. Inspire others by sharing your trail travels on our CWATS Facebook page.