(Trestle Bridge Trail)

John McCutcheon Way/Trans Canada Trail

Entrance Location(s) & Parking Info: The preferred parking is Herrema Fields located at (85 Herrema Blvd, Uxbridge, ON., L9P 1W6) as this gives you the opportunity to travel on the Barton Trail right onto John McCutcheon Way, which is part of the Trans Canada Trail.
Alternately, park at the Historic Trail Station on Railway Street. Follow the Trans Canada Trail and Trestle Bridge signs to the entrance of John McCutcheon Way.

Trail Description:

The Trestle Bridge Trail offers a unique historical experience as it takes you across the iconic Uxbridge Trestle Bridge, originally built in 1872 by the Toronto-Nipissing Railway. This well-maintained rail trail is flat and easy to navigate, making it suitable for various outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, cycling, and cross-country skiing.

The Trestle Bridge itself is a testament to the area’s railway history, having carried the weight of trains transporting wood and grain from northern Ontario to Toronto. Today, it offers a safe passage for trail users, providing panoramic views of the surrounding natural beauty.

As you continue along the Barton Trail, which follows the historic rail-bed, you walk in the footsteps of railroad workers and settlers who played a significant role in making Uxbridge a major railroad hub over a hundred years ago. The trail is named after John McCutcheon, a dedicated resident who, in collaboration with Trans Canada Trail Pan Am / Parapan Am Legacy funds, contributed to the restoration of the Trestle Bridge.

The Trestle Bridge Trail offers a leisurely outdoor experience while allowing you to connect with Uxbridge’s rich railway heritage and natural landscapes. Whether you’re walking, cycling, or skiing, this trail provides a scenic and historical journey for all to enjoy.