A portion of the soon-to-be constructed Hiawatha Highlands and Conservation Area Connector Trail is marked in red, beginning on Third Line and extending to Wishart Park. From there it is planned to follow the Red Pine trail system to Fifth Line and over to Kinsmen Park. EDITOR’S NOTE: A version of this article originally appeared on SooToday on May 31. It is being republished for readers who may have missed it.
More information has been made available about the specific active transportation routes announced last week for the John Rowswell Hub Trail expansion, as well as a new trail to Kinsmen Park.
The five-kilometre Hiawatha Highlands and Conservation Area Connector Trail will provide residents with a safer active transportation option, separated from busy roadways.
It will begin off Third Line near Old Garden River Road, extending north toward Wishart Park. From there, it will follow the Red Pine trail system to Fifth Line and over to Kinsmen Park.
Sault Cycling Club director Andre Riopel told SooToday there are few existing options for people who want to use the trails near Hiawatha or the new pump track at Kinsmen Park.
“Most people put the bikes in the car and drive up the hill," said Riopel. "Landslide [Road] hill is hard for anybody who is not a strong cyclist. It’s rough, it’s narrow."
Riopel said the plan for the new trail is to make it a much easier grade for cyclists of all levels to make the trek up to those trails. It will also be […]