To get you ready for your own hiking experiences this year on the Avon Trail, I am posting a link to an Avon Trail End to End hike completed by Ontario songwriter/musician and film maker Steve Welch. 

Inspired by nature, Steve takes you with him on a series of videos as he journeys from Conestogo to St. Marys on the Avon Trail.

Click HERE to see and listen to his first installment.

This series has 21 installments. I reached out to Steve. As Steve writes, “The series documents the trail, hiked end to end, north to south in sections and through the seasons. Through the ups and downs, big skies, snowy fields, and sun-drenched forests, past the old maples and the corn and the rivers and creeks that drain the land, through the meadows and down the country roads, a trail of history, and a trail of living culture, and friendly folks if ever you see one”.

He said a new installment will be posted Tuesday each week from March through Mid-August. You can join Steve on this end-to-end journey. It’s free to watch (go to YouTube (see Steve Welch Ontario).  

Disclaimer: In 2022, when Steve hiked the Avon Trail end to end, the trail’s length was 120km. As of today, the trail’s length is 130km, Conestogo to St. Marys.

Remember, you too can experience hiking the Avon Trail by joining one or all of the 11 leader-led hikes that will take place April through November 2023. See this story.

Tom Kimber – News