These pictures are from our bike ride along the Tiny Trail system heading south from Penetanguishine.
You should have already read the general details on the Tiny Trail system including where to park.
And the bottom of this page is a link to the middle section of the trail, which then links to a final page
with a description and photos of the southermost section of the trail.
You can see the location of the north end of the Tiny Trail, along with other web pages around on
There are various areas around the north end of the trail where you can park,
although I never found any official parking lot. Be sure your car is completely off the road,
and that you're allowed to park there.
You'll walk down a pretty steep hill on the south side of the road.
The north end of the trail connects to the southern end of the Penetanguishene trail system,
as it passes under a sideroad to your left.
You won't go through the tunnel,
instead you'll turn to your right and head south a bit to the gate that marks the north
end of the trail, and the first of the 13 remaining bridges. Here's a photo looking back north after
crossing the first bridge over Copeland Creek.
I'm not sure why the Railway couldn't find a better route for the line, as it crosses Copeland Creek
eleven times in a pretty short distance! None of the original bridges have survived through this stretch,
instead the path runs down to the water level, then back up to level grade where the trains used to run.
This makes for some interesting bike riding up and down the hills, and demonstrates just how much work it
must have been in the late 1800's to put the line through.
Each of the new bridges has a sign next to it with a photo and more details about the original bridge,
when it was closed, and when the new bridge opened. All the bridges are open now and if you watch for the occasional
bit of loose gravel, and change your gears at the right time, the path makes for an interesting ride through the
I'm not sure if snowmobiles are allowed through this section of the trail, but again at the south end
you'll see a green gate (this view is looking north):
You'll pass through a pretty major dip in the trail, with some pretty large stones, then past a side-trail that runs south-west to your right (I'll explore that path that runs up hill from the main trail next).
Finally the trail will leave the forest and start running through farm country at Highway ??? South of here is described on the Tiny trail around Perkinsfield page.