Tom Thomson Trail - Owen Sound to Meaford

Cycling Route

41.41 km
357 m
Tom Thomson Trail - Owen Sound to Meaford - main route with some hiking The Tom Thomson Trail is a 3-season, hiking, cycling and horseback riding route between Meaford and Owen Sound. From Fred Raper Park at Meafords waterfront the trail follows paved roads, woodland trails and gravel roads across the Niagara Escarpment and rolling farmland overlooking Georgian Bay. The varied terrain and many access points over the 40 km route provide opportunities for bird-watchers, mountain bikers, photographers, geo-cachers and hikers. One of the highlights is passing the historic Leith Church and the cemetery where Tom Thomson is thought to be buried. The suspicious death of this influential Canadian artist in Algonquin Park in 1917 remains a mystery in Canadian history. Spring, summer and autumn excursions along the Tom Thomson Trail offer changing colours in the hardwood forests, views of century farms along country roads and opportunities to enjoy the unique landscapes of the Niagara Escarpment.
Created By
Bill Abbotts
December 17, 2016·Public

Route and Elevation


NameDistanceElev. Diff.Avg. Grade
TTT First Climb1.20 km22 m1.8%
TTT 26th street climb0.79 km8 m0.6%
TTT 28th and 30th3.18 km-25 m-0.6%
TTT Bayshore Road - Leith to 234.32 km12 m0.2%
TTT SR23 Bayshore to Lakeshore2.05 km34 m1.5%
TTT SR23 Lakeshore to CR60.94 km28 m2.9%
TTT CR6 and SR203.93 km70 m1.0%
TTT SR30 Silcote to Townline2.66 km-27 m-0.7%