The latest trail to open in the Wilmot-wide system runs through Gibney Regional Woods on the Baden Hills. The 3 km trail can be picked up at the township yards on Sandhills Road where a parking lot has been built for convenience.
“The Baden Hills trail is a labour of love from the Wilmot Trails Advisory Committee and the volunteers who helped,” said Township Councillor Jenn Pfenning. “This is just the beginning. I hope to see more investment in trail development…in the years to come. The full parking lot this weekend shows just how much our community needs this.”
A stone dust trail winding from the parking lot to the wooded area, approximately a half kilometre away, leads to the moderate to steep hiking trails. These trails traverse one of the four glacier-made kames that make up the highest elevation point (1440 feet above sea level) in the township.
The Baden Hills’ trail is a project partnership between the Township of Wilmot and the Region of Waterloo and is supported by a one million dollar fund donated by the Schout Corporation.