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East Gwillimbury opens Silk Twist Trail in Holland Landing

New trail connects existing Simcoe Trail at Holland Landing Community Centre to new Winged Foot Community
April 29, 2022
Simon Martin

The Town of East Gwillimbury officially opened the Silk Twist Trail in Holland Landing April 20.

Silk Twist Trail is one kilometre long and connects the existing Simcoe Trail at the Holland Landing Community Centre to the new Winged Foot Community, which has two entry points from Silk Twist Drive. The new trail features a 1.85-metre pedestrian bridge and is walking, cycling and on-leash pet friendly.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic our Community Parks, Recreation and Culture team were busy planning and building new community spaces for our residents to enjoy,” Mayor Virginia Hackson said. “Their hard work and dedication to providing options for residents to get outdoors and experience nature in their backyard is truly remarkable.”

Trail visitors can expect scenic views of an impressive mature woodlot of native trees, including oak, maple, birch, and hemlock as well as the sounds of the Holland River. Construction of the trail took seven months and was funded entirely through development charges