Length: 1.5 KM

Difficulty: Easy Suitable for all levels of mobility, including mobility scooters, the trail primarily consists of a paved surface, with occasional packed unpaved sections near the pond and some moderate inclines.

Activities: Cycling Dog Walking Walking/Running

Accessibility: Complete Wheelchair Access

Surface: Asphalt

Trail System: Uxbridge Town Trails

Butternut Trail Map

Entrance Location(s) & Parking Info: Entrance Location(s) & Parking Info: A parking lot is situated at a distance from the trail. Uxbridge Arena (291 Brock St W, Uxbridge ON., L9P1G1).

Wayfinding Posts: All Wayfinding posts are oriented northward and feature a trail map, post numbers, and a "you are here" indicator.

Trail Description:

The pathways throughout the area are mostly paved, with the exception of the section encircling the pond. If you wish to embark on a longer route, there are connections that lead south to the South Balsam Trail (refer to the map) and north to the Quaker Trail. During your journey, you will traverse residential areas, including the original farm homestead, which has been seamlessly integrated into the development. Keep an eye out for the magnificent Butternut tree, from which the development derives its name.

Until recently, this area remained farmland since its earliest settlement. The land was first owned by Dr. Allan Beswick in 1805. The old homestead (refer to the map) dates back to 1859 and was inhabited by members of the founding Gould family, much like many of the oldest houses in Uxbridge. The barn, constructed in 1896 by Isaac Gould, remains a testament to the area’s rich history. Originally, the house consisted solely of the current back section, built using stacked hemlock timbers. In the 1890s, the front section was relocated from the vicinity of the Anglican Church. From 1913 to 1968, the Forsythe family tended to the land as farmers. Carol and Wain Trotter acquired the house and surrounding acreage in 1982, raising sheep there until 2004, when the present development began. Standing proudly next to the farmhouse is the ancient butternut tree, which lends its name to the community.

The creation of the Butternut Trail has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Alliance Homes Inc. and Butternut Manor Uxbridge Inc.