St. Marys, one terminus of the Avon Trail, has a history steeped in stone. These days, in the dead of winter, when we are shut-in more by health concerns brought on by an ever-spreading virus, it is nice to consider what visual treasure awaits hikers on and off the trail in St. Marys.
The Avon Trail is the 121km slender thread joining St. Marys to Conestogo; it is the link that joins the Thames Valley and Grand Valley Trails.
The next time you get to hike through St.Marys from the terminus plaque in the south east along the river walkway trail section, past the Mill Race heading north to the Grand Trunk Trestle trail section, look for the buildings that symbolize the stone town nature of St. Marys. For a quick look at these and a peek into the history. Click on this link to Hiking the GTA.