Gord Harry Trail is located in Port Colborne, Ontario. It is 13 km in length and runs as a point to point trail. On January 11, it was encredible hot for the time of year ( 10 degrees Celcius) and my girlfriend and I decided to go check out the trail.
The main parking lot of the trail is located in the centre. From there, trail goers can choose either direction to walk, the parking lot is also close to a small conservation area that was once a landfill. The trail is covered in loose gravel and can be travel on by bike (including fat biking) , I hope to come back in the summer to bike it. The scenery of the part of the trail we walked is a mix of wet forests, farmers fields, and a country club.
Arriving at the trail the weather was perfect, nice and sunny with the wind coming from behind us. We could hear birds chirping as we walked along, occassionally catching a glimpse of a chickadee or cardinal dart across the path. There was no end to the amount of tracks that could be seen in the snow, I could make out deer, rabbit, and even muskrat.
We only walked in about 4 km before stopping to cook some soup on my alcohal stove at the side of a road (roads intersect the trail about every 1-2 km). It was funny watching vehicles slow down and look at us, puzzled as to what we were doing. After lunch, we decided to turn back and made it back to the car just before a storm hit. It was a nice little hike and allowed us to time our pace. Hopefully, in the spring, we will come back and walk the whole trail to one end and back (26km) which should take us about 8 hrs with two food breaks. THe trail aslo connects to the Wainfleet Wetlands, which is where we were originally trying to make it to if it hadn’t been for the rain.
I recommend this trail to anyone looking for a nice gentle hike/ bike ride. the only down side of the trip was the amunt of animal poop that we had to watch out for. I also tried out a sample for an energy snack called BOUNCE, it was really good!