Biking the TH&B and Waterford Heritage Trails


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June 3rd 2019
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TH&B and Waterford Heritage Trails


TH&B and Waterford Heritage Trail





The TH&B is a railway that was to connect Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo but never did.

Sections of the railway are now part of the TransCanada Trail. It connects with the Waterdown Heritage Trail.

Distance: 14 km
Access Points:

Brantford off Colborne St. W.

Mount Pleasant Park – 755 Mt. Pleasant Road (highway 24) GPS: 43.070952, -80.314968. The Park has a large sheltered area, flush toilets and lots of parking. Use the large map in the park to navigate about 400 metres to the trail.

The TH&B trail is very flat, paved and about 3 metres wide.

There are many informative signs, about the area but not as many regarding where you are or distance markers.

No bathrooms on the trail, one bench



At the Norfolk County Line, the trail changes name and becomes the




WATERFORD HERITAGE TRAIL.






Parking

-Old Hwy 24 at Bloomsburg

-west end of Nichol Street in Waterford

-Waterford Ponds Parking Lot on Mechanic Street in Waterford

-at the Thompson Road Bridge.



The Waterford Heritage Trail is a 10 km old rail line trail that connects with the Brantford TH&B Rail Trail at Jenkins Road on the Norfolk and Brant County line.

Once you cross into Norfolk county the trail is not paved but crushed stone dust makes for a smooth ride.

It passes through farmland with abandoned tobacco drying sheds, large greenhouses, a high bridge and old grain silos in Waterford.

At each road crossing, there are informative signs giving distances in km.

In Waterford, The Black Bridge over the Waterford Ponds and the old silos are especially worth seeing.

No Bathrooms or water on the trail. Both trails are part of the TransCanada Trail

Distances:

Brantford to Mt. Pleasant 7.6 km

Mt Pleasant to Norfolk County Line 8.4 km

Norfolk County Line to Waterford 10 km

Waterford to Simcoe 11 km

Simcoe to Port Dover 10 km (see my separate blog on the Lynn Valley Trail)


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