“34 kilometer trail runs between Collingwood and Meaford along the south coast of Georgian Bay.”
— Trail Run Project Staff
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The Georgian Trail begins/ends in the east at Collingwood’s Harbourview Park and near Meaford Harbour in the west and runs along the beautiful south shore of Georgian Bay. It is quite flat and made of hard packed crushed stone, which is almost as hard as pavement in many places.
From Craigleth to Meaford, the trail runs near Hwy. 26 West with numerous access points along the way including: Northwinds Beach, Craigleith Prov. Park (Day-pass required), Council and Peasmarsh Beach, The village of Thornbury, Thornbury Harbour, Bayview Park and Meaford Harbour. There is parking at Harbourview Park in Collingwood and from there, the trail heads west towards Craigleith and and on to Meaford.
There are ample opportunity to stop, rest and enjoy the great outdoors – and to swim during the summer months. There are also places to stay and lots to explore in and around Collingwood, Craigleith, Thornbury and Meaford as well as nearby resorts such as Blue Mountain Village.
The towns and villages along the trail offer great opportunities to shop, eat or just relax and browse and relax.