halton & hamilton

Bruce Trail at Speyside Resource Management Area

We visited two weekends in a row in July. The first visit was incredibly mosquito-ey, but we were determined to return a second time, and came more prepared with long-sleeved clothing and insect repellant.

Speyside Resource Management Area is about an hour from Toronto, just northwest of Milton. Speyside Resource Management Area is directly south of the intersection of Regional Road 25 and 15 Side Road between Milton and Acton. There is a parking lot off Side Road 15 with space for a dozen or so cars with access to the Bruce Trail. The first visit when we arrived on a Sunday in July around noon, there were just a few parking spots left. The second visit in July it was a Sunday with scattered showers, and the lot was empty.

The terrain of the trail had varying levels of elevation and was quite rocky. We had to continuously watch where we were walking to prevent tripping. When we visited on the rainy day we had to be careful not to slip on the rocks. There was ample amounts of tree coverage for a nice hike in the shade or protection from the rain.

Speyside just under 150 years ago was a busier area, with around 200 inhabitants and a substantial amount of housing. 100 years ago though the population declined to around 40 inhabitants. The area once featured a few general stores, two hotels, a post office, a village hall, and more.


Let us know if you’ve visited this trail and what your experience was?

Safe trekking!


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