Photos by Barry Wallace
HAVE YOU HAD ANY INPUT YET?
I spoke with Adam Dembe a week ago about the future of Humber Trails. Adam is the contact person and planner at Toronto and Region Conservation, in connection with a new trail plan for Humber Trails Forest and Wildlife Conservation Area. Public input is being reviewed and consultations with King Township on sharing future development for passive recreation purposes on the site are underway. Nothing seems imminent, but the future looks quite positive.
The catalyst for a new trail plan for Humber Trails appears to have been, in part, the partially washed-out bridge over the East Humber River (photo below). Although the site has been posted due to hazardous conditions, many hikers still use the crippled bridge to cross the river. The footing on the damaged bridge is even more hazardous, and hence dangerous, in winter conditions. Whatever transpires in re-purposing Humber Trails, this bridge is the number one priority, from both an access perspective and safety concern.
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