We’ve all traveled a trail and found little things that make us think, “Hmm. I wonder what that is.” Or we’ve lucked upon a guided hike and come away with an appreciation for things that may have gone unnoticed without a local’s knowledge of the history, geography or ecology of the trail.
The Maitland Trail Association has put together a unique guide to its trail system entitled Trail Trivia, Exploring the Trails In and Around Goderich. The eight-page printable guide features four pages of maps that highlight 43 numbered signs you will find on the main trail and four side trails in and around Goderich. The guide then has a piece of trivia for each of the signs, identifying buildings, giving the history of landmarks and pointing out areas of interest that may be lost on the casual walker.
The Maitland Trail is a 52-kilometre trail that roughly follows the Maitland River between Goderich and Auburn. In addition to the main trail, the Maitland Trail Association maintains numerous side trails and a number of other trails in the area, including the Maitland Woods Trail and the Millennium Trail.
The guide can be downloaded from the website at www.maitlandtrail.com