Jackson Creek Trail Closures

Upcoming construction closures planned on Jackson Creek Trail / Trans Canada Trail for trail upgrades.

The revitalization of Jackson Creek Trail / Trans Canada Trail will commence this fall. Upgrades to the length of trail owned by Otonabee Conservation will extend from Ackison Road in Selwyn Township in the west to the concrete bridge at the entrance to Jackson Park, in the City of Peterborough in the east.

The trail will close completely after the Thanksgiving long weekend, on Tuesday, October 11 until Friday, December 16,  pending weather conditions.

The trail may reopen earlier should the work be completed sooner.  

Construction activities along the entire length of the trail will include addressing points of erosion, installing culverts, regrading slopes, enhancing bridges, resurfacing of the length of the trail, and the addition of benches and educational signage.

During the closure, detours will be in place that will direct trail users to alternate routes using local roads, sidewalks, and multi-use trails that extend from Ackison Road in Selwyn Township, to Parkhill Road West, and Monaghan Road in the City of Peterborough.

View the Jackson Creek Trail Closures and Detours Map

The revitalization of Jackson Creek Trail has been made possible with a $523,917 investment from the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). The project is being funded in part by a grant from Trans Canada Trail to enhance our local section of Canada’s national trail. The community has also raised over $20,000.00 in donations through the Your Metres Matter campaign for revitalizing the Jackson Creek Trail.

Please refer to this web page for updates and/or changes to trail closures.

For more information contact:
Janette Loveys Smith | CAO/Secretary-Treasurer
Otonabee Conservation
jsmith@otonabeeconservation.com | 705-745-5791 Ext. 222