Travel this old railway bed to discover the rich history, geology and natural beauty of the area.
In the late 1800’s, JR Booth constructed a railway to move lumber from central Ontario to shipping yards on Georgian Bay. This railway was also the shortest link to connect together western Canada to eastern Canada. Today, the Rose Point Trail is a 6km portion of the greater Park-to-Park Trail located James Bay Junction Road South through to Rose Point Road.
Hike, bike, horseback ride, cross-country ski, or snowshoe on this 6km trail and discover the nature and history surrounding it. During the snow-free months, listen for a variety of bird species and amphibians that can be heard calling from the forest and wetland habitats along the trail. On a warm sunny day, keep your eyes out for turtles basking in any of the wetlands along the trail.
This trail is also available to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles with proper permits.
SPECIES AT RISK
Listen for the loud and distinct “quick, three beers” song of the olive-sided flycatcher as you walk the Rose Point Trail. This medium-sized song bird is typically found perched at the tops of trees and makes quick short flights to catch insects and then return to its perch.
Plan Your visit
Explore the amazing place with help from local businesses.
There are multiple trailheads, including at:
Glenn Burney Road (45.314835, -80.038047)
James Bay Junction Road (45.315914, -79.986644)
Cargill Drive (45.313719, -79.982223)