St. Thomas, Ontario – July 5, 2019 – With the completion of the Dalewood Bridge
construction, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) is reopening the full loop
of the Dalewood Reservoir Trail.
"The completion of the Dalewood Bridge means the southwest loop of the Dalewood
Reservoir Trail is open," says Marianne Levogiannis, public relations supervisor
of KCCA. "The newly completed bridge is a benefit to pedestrians too," notes Levogiannis.
With the old Bailey Bridge hikers and pedestrians wanting to cross Kettle Creek
had to share the crossing with traffic. Now there is a full sidewalk for pedestrians
Levogiannis is hopeful that hikers will explore the Dalewood Reservoir Trail over
the coming months – especially some recent improvements to the trail itself. KCCA
has reopened a parking lot to the North of Dalewood Campground. The parking lot
provides additional parking and access to a new trail extension and viewing platform.
The parking lot is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and includes access to a privy.
"There's a lot to be excited about," says Levogiannis, noting that there is a new
public canoe/boat access along the trail. "If you don't have a canoe or kayak you
can rent them from Dalewood Conservation Area."
The Dalewood Reservoir Trail is a 10.2 km natural surface trail. KCCA manage over
25 kilometres of hiking trails. For more information on KCCA's programs and services
For canoe and kayak rentals call the Dalewood Gatehouse 519-631-1009.