Elgin Hiking Trail celebrates 40 Years!
Forty years ago this fall, the ribbon was cut to officially open the Elgin Hiking Trail.
The trail ran 5 km south from St. Thomas to John Wise Line. The 30 member club planned to expand it south to Port Stanley and north to Paynes Mills. Those objectives were met over a few years.
On October 1, 1995, a link was officially opened connecting the Elgin Hiking Trail to the Thames Valley Trail, thus extending the legacy of Ontario Hiking Trails to Lake Erie.
On Saturday, October 3, 2015, The Elgin Hiking Trail Club will celebrate these events with a return train ride from Port Stanley and with a walk along the harbour to Mackie's on the Beach for an indoor celebration. Celebrations will take place at 1:30 pm.
The train ride leaves Port Stanley at 10:30 am. Participants will depart the train at Union Station and hike back 7.9 km to Mackie’s to complete their 40th anniversary end-to-end. Others are welcome to join the hike or take the train back to Port Stanley and walk the new reroute to the beach along the west side of the harbour.
The 90 minute train ride will also include a commemorative 40th Anniversary badge, all for only $10! To qualify for this $10 half price occasion, please register by September 23, 2015.
Please join The Elgin Hiking Trail Club in commemorating their 40th Anniversary this October, 2015!
Send cheques by mail, written out to the "Elgin Hiking Trail Club", addressed to Brian King, 28 Taylor Crescent, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 5J4.
For more info call Brian King 519-631-3527.