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Heritage River Walk

Hiking Trail

Location Welcome Centre, 170 Ryerson Crescent, Burk’s Falls
Ownership Village of Burk’s Falls
Management Village of Burk’s Falls
Length 1.4 km / 0.87 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking
Amenities parking, picnic area, public washrooms at Welcome Centre
Surface natural

Description

The Heritage River Walk stretches from the racetrack in the arena grounds to the footbridge below the dam. With the Magnetawan River on one side, and lush forest on the other, it is the perfect place for walking, picnicking, and sightseeing. The history of the Heritage River Walk spans back to the turn of the century. The Magnetawan River Railway Company built a rail line connecting Burk’s Falls station on the Grand Trunk Railway and the village of Burk’s Falls station on the Magnetawan River. This steam-operated railway system was mainly used as a freight spur, transporting goods from the Magnetawan River to the Grand Trunk Line. Today, this historic spur line is connected to a traditional footpath, providing visitors with a scenic walking trail.

Directions

From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, take HWY 11 south for 83.8 km (52.1 mi). Turn left at Ontario Street, and take a slight right onto Ryerson Crescent. The Welcome Centre will be on the left-hand side.

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