Main Trail Reroute onto
Fox Ridge Nature Reserve
The Camplin reroute completed in 2019 is by far the most ambitious trail development project undertaken in the Beaver Valley in the past couple of years. We are really excited about the reroute through the BTC-managed property as it moves part of the main Trail off Fox Ridge Road into the forest. Get an updated map at Trail Changes & Notices.
These results were only possible through a major effort on the part of volunteers from BVC Land Acquisition, Land Stewardship and Trail Development & Maintenance (TD&M) to secure the property and then to route, build and mark the new trail. TD&M’s contribution, led by John Burton, one of our Zone Leaders, consisted of 20 separate days of Working parties; involved 19 different TD&M Flying Squad Volunteers, (many of whom helped with multiple working parties); and provided over 370 hours --nearly 50 days-- of volunteer effort.
Highlights of the Route
- The Trail goes through a section of trees between farm fields and along the top of the escarpment edge, with views of hardwood forests, sea stacks, large butternut and basswood trees and stands of older growth sugar maple trees.
- It takes in views of Georgian Bay to the north in an area referred to as the “Grassy Knoll” which will have a bench installed in the future.
- The Trail then heads back into an area of new growth and features a lovely stream valley with old growth sugar maple and many large ironwood trees.
- It crosses an open meadow with some apple trees and views of Georgian Bay to the north before reaching the road leading to Duncan.