South Huron Trail links two popular attractions
The South Huron Trail represents a beautiful vista in the southern end of Huron County that provides hikers with options.
The MacNaughton-Morrison Trail links with Morrison Dam Conservation Area Trail to create the eight-kilometre South Huron Trail. Shaded, barrier-free nature trails surround the Morrison reservoir for hiking, running, birdwatching, bicycling, cross-country skiing and nature appreciation. The 30-acre lake is a favourite spot for family fishing.
The MacNaughton-Morrison section of the South Huron Trail passes through towering hardwood and pine forests, skirts along the Ausable River and gives a bird’s eye view of the river valley at several lookouts. This all-season trail is four kilometres long.
The 75-metre Stirling Bridge spans the Ausable River midway between MacNaughton Park and Morrison Dam. Lookouts, including the tree-top boardwalk, provide scenic vistas of the forest, river valley or golf course. Benches allow you to pause and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Educational kiosks identify the birds and animals that call the corridor home.
Thanks to trail loops of different lengths (two, four or eight kilometres), you can spend 20 minutes or two hours enjoying nature.
For more information on the trail and for detailed maps of the area, visit the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority’s website at www.abca.ca.