Many of the features that make a natural trail attractive have recently been destroyed on the Cayuga bridge and rail trail. Bulldozers have torn up trees and brush, and dug up gravel to create a sort of moonscape.

The Cayuga Rail Trail is part of Haldimand County’s Trails Master Plan initiative and council has committed $1.4 million to pay for it from the ward 2 vibrancy funds.

The 1 km trail will begin at Victoria Street on the courthouse grounds, connecting to the former CN Rail corridor and then east-west across the CN bridge to exit at King George Street. The design consists of a granular trail, associated signage, trailhead structures, benches as well as composite decking over the timber decking on the bridge, including lookout platforms.

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Major problems with Cayuga Rail trail

There is a lot of resistance to this trail in the community, not only on the cost, or the need for it, but on accessibility issues. Take a walk along the trail with Grant Church.

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