1. We car pool.

We want to have the least amount of cars on the road sides as possible – this is why we encourage car pooling with a rendezvous. But if you do not live in Stratford, consider meeting us at the end of the hike‘s location.

2. 7th Edition Guidebook

It comes with coloured maps, written trail description on the back, and indication of parking spots. Cost: $12 for Avon Trail members, $17 for non-members. Copies may be purchased at Avon Trail meetings or at some retail outlets. The outlets are listed on The Avon Trail Guide web page.

3. Hiking Each Tuesday/Tuesday Morning Rambles – Year Round

All are weather dependent. Meet in the parking lot (off Lakeside Dr.) at the William Allman Memorial Arena, 25 Morenz Drive, Stratford by 9:00 a.m. to decide hike locations. Casual easy hiking. Coffee time usually follows. 

4. Looking for Shorter Hikes?

Avon Trail has compiled some suggested walks in the Stratford and surrounding area. Look here.

5. Hike Meeting Locations

a) EB Games, Festival Mall 1067 Ontario Street, Stratford N5A 6W6
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b) Stratford McDonald’s Restaurant, 709 Erie Street, Stratford N4Z 1A2
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c) Elmira McDonald’s Restuarant, 45 Industrial Drive, Elmira N3B 3B1
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d) William Allman Memorial Arena, 15 Morenz Drive, Stratford N5A 1A1 [meet Lakeside Drive]
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6. Hike Rating System

a) Difficulty of Terrain: Easy, Moderate and Strenuous
b) Pace/Speed: Leisurely – less than 2 km/h; Slow – 2 to 3 km/h; Medium – 3 to 4 km/h & Fast – more than 5 km/h
c) Distance: Stated in kilometres (km). Some leaders may provide a time in hours (h) as a courtesy. Stated times are approximations. Some hikes may take longer due to any number of factors such as weather.