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Parks & Trails

Several of the Town's Parks and Pavilions are available for rent for small weddings, family reunions and other unlicenced special events.

For more information about the Parks and Pavilions available for rent, please visit our Facilites page.

Booking Procedure

  1. Contact Community Services for available rental times
  2. Complete the Park and Pavilion Rental Contract
  3. Return contract to Community Services Staff
  4. Pay for the booking

Payment Options 

  • Cash, cheque, debit, or credit card at the Town Hall
  • Credit card over the phone by calling 519-599-3131 ext.254
  • Cheque mailed to 32 Mill Street PO Box 310 Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0  

Accepted Credit Cards: Mastercard and Visa 

Town Trails

There are approximately 285 kilometers of trails throughout the municipality which are open to the public. Currently, Town owned trails are not maintained during the winter months.

For more information, please review the Town's Trail Map.

Third Party Trails & Natural Areas

3 Stage Trail

  • Located in the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park and is a very popular mountain biking destination. This trail is owned and operated by Ontario Parks

Bruce Trail

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Trails

Kolapore Uplands Trails

  • Located in the hamlet of Kolapore and is a very popular cross-country skiing destination 
  • This trail is managed by the Kolapore Wilderness Trails Association

Waterfall Tour

Apple Pie Trail

Is a Culinary Adventure Trail inspired by South Georgian Bay's apple-growing history, that brings together culinary, shopping, adventure, farms and other local experiences that celebrate our history and reinterpret the mighty apple for the 21st century. 

Although camping is not permitted in Town Parks, there are a number of excellent camping and RVing locations throughout The Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. 

Please review the links provided below for more information.

If you are considering memorializing a loved one, memorial benches and trees are available for purchase from the Town’s Community Services Department.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Memorial Bench and Tree Application form
  2. Send application form to Community Services Staff
  3. Meet with Parks Staff to choose a suitable location
  4. Pay applicable fees 
  5. Approve memorial plaque wording and font for engraving

Fees

Memorial Type Cost
Bench - Black Coating $753.00 each
Bench - Galvanized Steel $678.00 each
Tree $678.00 each

Payment Options 

  • Cash, cheque, debit, or credit card at the Town Hall
  • Credit card over the phone by calling 519-599-3131 ext.254
  • Cheque mailed to 32 Mill Street PO Box 310 Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0  

Accepted Credit Cards: Mastercard and Visa 

Black Coated Bench

Memorial Bench Black

Galvanized Steel Bench

Cemetery Memorials

For information about the Town's cemeteries and cemetery memorial options, please visit our Monuments & Memorials page.

Reporting Memorial Bench or Tree Damage

Please report any damage to memorial benches or trees to Parks Staff as soon as possible.

If you would like to perform work on your property but cannot get the necessary equipment where you need it, you can apply for a Temporary Access Permit to cross Town trails or parkland.

For more information or to apply for a permit, please contact our Parks & Trails Staff.  

Reporting Damage or Hazards

If you encouter any damage, graffiti or hazardous conditions while enjoying our parks or trails, please report it to our Parks Staff


Contacts

Community Services
519-599-3131 x254

Parks & Trails Staff
519-599-3131 x353

Documents

By-laws