Whether hiking, biking, jogging, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or just plain strolling, great trails are an essential element of an outstanding park. Properly signed, well-surfaced, comfortable walking trails are crucial to engaging people in outdoor year-round activities. With well over 550 acres of beautiful mixed woodland, Trenton Park is well-suited for future trail development; however, current trail systems require extensive repair and restoration.
Cobequid Trail Consulting was hired by the Town of Trenton in 2011 to assess the existing trail system within park boundaries. After surveying 6.2 km of formal trails and a further 8.2 km of informal trails it was determined that costly repairs are immediately necessary if present trail systems are to remain sustainable. Matters needing to be addressed pertain to erosion, drainage, grade, surfacing and signage.
Trail development and upgrades within Trenton Park will allow the public an opportunity to enjoy outdoor pursuits in a vast acreage of hardwood, mixed hardwood and softwood stands. Several existing trails pass through various areas within the park which boast some of the oldest stands of majestic hemlock in the province. Within the park, 1.5 km of trail has been designated as part of the Trans-Canada Trail system. A circuit of well-groomed trails within Trenton Park will inspire and appeal to all ages and interests, whether enjoying a leisurely stroll through colourful fall foliage or cycling in a race to the finish line.