In 1992 the County of Simcoe created “Huronia Trails and Greenways” as a way to help convert abandoned railway lines to recreational trails. The organization started with 43km’s of rough rail trails. The trail system has now expanded to include nearly 200km’s of trails much of which is share use. By shared use, I mean that the trails are not just for hiking, they could be used for other activities such as horse back riding, snowmobiling, ATVing, etc.
Since their inception Huronia Trails and Greenways has continued to grow and as of 1998 incorporated as a charity. While they do receive grants from the various levels of government, Huronia Trails and Greenways does raise money through their “Help Trails Grow Vehicle Recycling Program”.
The vehicle recycling program allows people to donate their old car, motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, farm equipment, or RV’s. When you donate, Huronia Trails and Greenways receive $50 and you get a $50 tax receipt. Part of the $50 that Huronia Trails and Greenways receives goes directly to the trail program in the municipality where the vehicle was picked up.
For more trail information please download the Simcoe County Trails Brochure