Due to the public health risks associated with group activities, the Grand Valley Trails Association has cancelled GVTA-sanctioned hikes scheduled between now and April 20. The cancellation of the hikes follows a review of guidelines from public health authorities and actions taken by the Bruce Trail and other recreational clubs. The interruption of our hiking program is a precautionary measure. We believe that it is important that as an organization, we act prudently in the current environment and reduce risks of spreading the virus to our members and community. We will provide an update on future hikes before the end of April and hope that we can resume organized hikes at that time.Thank you for your continued support.
The Grand River Conservation Authority announced on March 24 the closure of its parks, trails and conservation areas. We support the GRCA in their efforts to help halt the spread of Covid-19 in our community.
While the Grand Valley Trails remain open, please be aware that the sections of the trail that are on Grand River Conservation Authority lands are closed. This closure includes the Elora Gorge. For details on these closures, see here . The closures mean that members of the public are not permitted on any GRCA-owned and managed properties, and those who access these properties at this time are trespassing. In some cases, there will be signs indicating that GRCA parks are closed. However, in some cases you may not be aware that you are on GRCA-owned property. If you are asked to leave the area, please courteously leave the area.
In addition, Six Nations of the Grand River has closed Highway 54 between Brant County Road 22 and Painter Road as part of their efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 into their community. Further details available here.
We know hiking is good for our overall physical and mental health. If you are using the Grand Valley trail, please remember to follow public health guidelines and ensure that you keep a distance of two metres (two arms' length) between yourself and others at all times.