Avon Trail Tales Newsletter Edition 3 – June 2020

Welcome to the Avon Trail Tales Newsletter, Issue 3 of 2020. Summer, at last. This is a light, breezy newsletter intended to raise your spirits and get you outdoors.  The trail remains open. Volunteer monitors are completing a second sweep. Grasses  have been trimmed where possible. Blazes have been refreshed too. See the hiking rules (more…)


Dear Members of Avon Trail, The weather has been hot as of late, but the trail beckons us to get out and enjoy the benefits of walking, both physically and mentally. Through the Summer, the board will continue to monitor changes to the restrictions caused by the pandemic.  If practical, we plan to restart hikes (more…)

A Look Back

Twenty-five Years Ago, Avon Trail Celebrated its 20th Anniversary Excerpts from the Avon Trail Newsletter, Winter 1996.  The Winter 1996 edition of the Avon Trail News featured an account of the special Anniversary Hikes and barbeque held in the fall of 1995 at Wildwood Conservation Area.  President Jim Fischer wrote  “The past year has been (more…)

Finding the Avon Trail Trees

In 2015 for Avon Trail’s 40th Anniversary, members took on a project – 40 Trees for 40 Years. The goal was to plant trees along the trail in commemoration. Alas, 25 trees, and not 40 made it into the ground, mostly on private landowners’ land, but some on municipal property (St.Marys, Conestogo). How many of (more…)