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TAY TOan Bay nowridales.
News Release. October 06, 2009
(Elmvale, ON) -On September 24, 2009
District 8, Georgian Bay Snowriders began construction
of the Top C Trail re-route through Tay Township from
the wooden trestle bridge located over the Wye river
easterly to Highway 12 at Triple Bay Road.
This trail re-route will parallel portions of the paved Tay
Shore Trail as well as cross the paved trail in a couple
of areas. A
60 feet bridge is being installed near the Wye Marsh
in order to traverse a large wet area.
This trail re-route will then utilize the former
spur rail line from the Tay Shore Trail to Triple Bay
road and then run parallel along Triple Bay road to
Highway 12. The
re-route then connects with the Top C Trail located
on the former CP rail lands which are owned by the Georgian
Bay Snowriders, near the hole in the wall (former
Highway 12 tunnel).
Thanks is owed to the National Trails Coalition (NTC) federal
government funding program under the 2009-2010 National
Trails Infrastructure Program, a key partner in Canada’s
Economic Action Plan, as well as the Ontario Federation
of Snowmobile Clubs for their financial contributions.
In addition the Township of Tay and the Georgian
Bay Snowriders are owed thanks for all their efforts
in spearheading this project.
This trail re-route reestablishes a land based route for
the Top C trail which connects Midland and Penetanguishene
to the snowmobile trails to the north and east. This project will augment and expand
seasonal full time positions for trail maintenance,
signing and grooming activities, as well as significant
tourism spin off employment created in the service business
sector, including restaurants, gas stations, and accommodations.
Picture below is section of completed trail in front of Wye