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Waterfront trails closed due to high water

The water line has moved up to completely cover one waterfront trail, leaving it closed indefinitely

High water in Georgian Bay has caused the closure of some of Collingwood's trails that run close to the shore. 

The walking/biking trail on the west end of Sunset Point is closed and will remain closed while the high water remains, according to Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture Dean Collver. 

Water has risen from the creek at the very west end of the trail and is flowing across a paved section of the trail. Further east the stone dust pathway winding along the waterfront is completely submerged. 

Blue Shores trail at Collingwood's east end has also been affected by high water. Collver said staff continue to monitor the area weekly. 

Hens and Chickens trail has been closed all season after high water took out a boardwalk bridge. 

"Other trails will be periodically affected when the wind direction pushes the water across the path, or when a heavy downpour occurs," said Collver. 

You can bypass the closed section of Sunset Point by sticking to the sidewalk and roadside path along Huron Street and using Niagara Street to St. Lawrence Street to meet up with the trail at Sunset Point beach area.

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