On its way from Niagara to Tobermory the Bruce Trail runs through Grimsby and interconnects with 40 Mile Creek Side Trail. 40 Mile Creek runs down the escarpment from Beamers Falls and travels through downtown Grimsby before emptying into Lake Ontario. Our staging area will be at the trail entrance near the Remax Escarpment Realty office at the corner of Christie and Main (64 Main St W, Grimsby, ON L3M 1R6, Canada). We are trying something a little different this year at this location… Our target cleaning area is the trail from this location to the tracks as many people seem to just toss their coffee cups, water bottles etc here while hiking this area but we will be handing out supplies to anyone who wants to clean up any location in Grimsby, whether it’s your yard, a park, a trail or parking lot. We salute all who want to make the environment cleaner so join us and have some fun.
To get involved at 40 Mile Creek Trail click here.
At the end of the American Revolution many families moved North into Canada. In 1787, over 40 families reached Niagara where they found that all the lots closest to Niagara had been taken so they traveled further west until they came to Forty Mile Creek. At the time they called the village “The Forty”. The Forty was an ideal location to settle as 40 Mile Creek plunging down the escarpment provided water power for their mills, salmon for food, and a natural harbour on Lake Ontario. There was also plenty of game, edible plants and medicinal herbs. Many other families followed those early settlers during the 1790s.
Today while much has changed, people still enjoy the benefits of the creek and it’s side trail. This trail connects the Bruce Trail with the Waterfront Trail and provides people with a picturesque and relaxing walk through downtown Grimsby.