- Re-route to Map 04 & Map 05, Ed. 7.5
Km 72.5 -Nafziger Rd. (43. 447445,-80.74875) The trail turns right along the road for about 100m and turns left (E) at the entrance to the Khaki Club. (Do not park on the Khaki Club lane way). After passing the club buildings, the trail proceeds to the east end of the horseshoe pits and enters a hardwood forest. It then winds gently right (E) through the bush, exits at a field and goes straight ahead through the swale between two cropped fields to a farm lane way. At the lane way it takes a slight jog to the right into a shallow valley. This area has been recently planted with a mixture of GRCA coniferous and deciduous seedlings – take care to avoid stepping on them. After 100m the path turns right (S) and rises to a field and follows the field edge for 100m and enters the woods, descending to the Nith River. It turns left (N) crosses a low plank bridge and follows a small creek before rising to the corner of a field. Take a moment to rest on the rustic bench at the top of the hill. It proceeds (N) along the edge of the pasture, over stiles. Enjoy the pasturing cattle, but do not approach any. At the north end of the field, it crosses over a stile to descend a steep terrain towards the Nith River and then north, emerging at Berlett’s Rd. Note the signage on the protective barrier near the roadside.
2. Re-route to Map 05, Ed. 7.5, Km 74.3 – Berlett’s Rd./Wilmot Township 2 (43.455808,-80.739476) The trail turns right (E) and crosses the bridge. About 100m on, the trail turns right (S) leaving the road to go down a bank on a bike trail to a field. At the field, it turns right (W) to the river. The trail turns left (S) ans proceeds alternately along river edge and through woodlot. Eventually it reaches a small stream, turns left (E) and follows the stream, along a field edge to a culvert. Crossing this, the the trail turns right (W) along the field. On the left is a bush-filled meteor crater. The trail reenters the bush beside the river, crosses a bridge, then proceeds up a gentle slope on an old 4 wheel drive trail before it turns left (E) and proceeds along the berm, before descending to the field where it crosses a tiny culvert near the edge of the field. It then turns back into the bush briefly (N) before following the edge of the field till it reaches the bush on the right. It turns right (E) and proceeds about 200m to another snowmobile trail where it turns left (N). On the right is a small recent sugar shack. The trial then follows the snowmobile trail to Berlett’s Rd. at km 77.4
3. Re-route to Map 06, Ed. 7.5, east from Km 97.1 at approximately Km 98.2 ( the ditch crossing). The revised trail description picks up mid-way through the description in the Trail Guide. “… where it [the trail] jogs right (S) along a drainage ditch ….for 200 meters to Benjamin Road. There it turns East (Left) along Benjamin Road. After 100m, opposite Westmount Road, the trail turns North (Left) at the end of the deep ditch and by keeping the deep ditch on the left, it follows the ditch first West, then North to re-join the existing Avon Trail.
4. Map 04, Ed. 7.5 Re-route at Km 63.1 Perth Rd. 106/Bridge (43.434652,-80.813232) – The trail turns right (S) along Rd. 106 a short distance passing over the creek via a small concrete bridge and turns left (E) and follows the south bank of the creek on a farmer’s access road. (This area tend to be wet at certain times of the year.) It skirts the north edge of a field. At the corner of the field it turns right,then left at a stile and enters a bush into a potentially wet area. It crosses a small bridge and heads right (E) along the edge of a field toward an opening in the bush. The trail passes along a grass lane way within the bush continuing east to a dirt lane where it turns right (S) along the east edge of a bush. Just before reaching the field, the trail turns left across a fence via a stile, and then right (S) to the corner of the field where it turns left (E) along the edge of the field with the fence on the right. At the farm lane way, the trail turns right (S) with the fence on the left. It continues to the south end of the field, turns left (E) through a gap in the fence, and continues east along the southern fence line toward the woodlot. Here, the trail turns left (N) along the edge of the field with the woods on the right, about 300m, where the trail then turns right (E) over a stile and enters a hardwood bush where it winds through the bush and out to Perth Road 104. The trail turns left (N) along Road 104 for a short distance.