South Huron Trail Mobile
The South Huron Trail Mobile makes the South Huron Trail accessible to individuals and groups who would not otherwise be able to enjoy the beauty of the trail in this way.
This is possible thanks to donations and volunteers so this service can be developed and maintained.
Who can use the Trail Mobile?
The Trail Mobile is for people with physical mobility challenges.
Trail rides are possible thanks to volunteer drivers. Rides depend on driver availability and weather.
How to book the Trail Mobile:
Eligible individuals can book a time for a ride on the trail by calling Ausable Bayfield Conservation during normal working hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact will then be made with a volunteer driver.
Call 519–235–2610 or 1–888–286–2610 to book your ride.
To learn more click on these links:
- South Huron Trail Mobile Fact Sheet – 1 MB (Large) PDF file
- South Huron Trail Mobile Flyer – 500 KB (Large) PDF file
The South Huron Trail Mobile: Bringing an accessible nature trail to more people ...
New South Huron Trail Mobile continues tradition of bringing nature experience to those with limited mobility
South Huron Community Grant; Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation grant make it possible to purchase new electric cart for South Huron Trail
The South Huron Trail Mobile rides again. People with limited mobility can once again experience nature on the South Huron Trail thanks to the purchase of a new South Huron Trail Mobile. The previous electric golf cart served well since 2006 but the aging cart needed to be retired.
A South Huron Community Grant, from the Municipality of South Huron, combined with a donation from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation has made it possible to purchase a new electric cart and outfit it with added safety features. The new trail mobile has enough room for a volunteer driver and three passengers and it is faster and can navigate tight areas better than the original electric cart.
Residents of the area’s nursing and retirement homes, as well as individuals who aren’t able to walk the trail, have enjoyed this unique experience. “Many of the riders lived in the countryside for years, or enjoyed walking in nature,” said Kate Monk, Manager of Stewardship, Land and Education. “We’re so pleased to get them back into the woods and along the river once again.”
The length of the ride depends on the interests of the riders. Some go for just half an hour from MacNaughton Park in Exeter to the Stirling Bridge. Others spend more than an hour and travel all the way from Exeter out around Morrison Dam Conservation Area and back into town. The electric motor makes it a quiet ride, so people can enjoy the birds and squirrels along the trail. There’s something new every season.
To book a ride on the cart, please contact Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 and staff will link the public with the volunteer drivers. There is no fee but donations are welcome.
The Trail Mobile is able to drive on Jones Bridge, the new pedestrian bridge on the South Huron Trail, built downstream of Morrison Dam.
The purchase of the new Trail Mobile was made possible through grants from the South Huron Community Grant program and from Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation. The South Huron Mayor said volunteers such as Trail Mobile drivers Jerry Mathers and Norm Eckel help to make the program possible and also acknowledged the role of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority in making the program possible.