In 2016, the Township of Wilmot will be undertaking a multi-purpose trail construction project within the woodlot surrounding the Wilmot Recreation Complex. These lands are being called Schmidt Woods named after Harold and Enid Schmidt whose estate donated a significant portion of the woodlot to the Township in 2015.
Approximately 2.0km of compacted stone dust multi-purpose trail (designed to meet accessibility standards), and 1.2 km of natural ground hiking trail will be created within the municipal forest surrounding the recreation complex. The trail will extend from the northwest corner of the WRC at the Nafziger Road entrance to the east end of the property, with a connection to the paved cycling lanes on Gingerich Road. The design also includes trailheads, signage, and rest areas with seating.
Planning for the trail began with the approval of the Wilmot Trails Master Plan. In August 2015, Seferian Design Group was retained to undertake the design and construction administration process for the new trail.
Made possible in part by The Canada 150 Fund, the Township intends to tender for the construction of the trail this spring, with project completion tentatively scheduled for late summer.
To stay up to date on the project and for contact information, please visit Wilmot.ca/SchmidtWoods.