Partners Working Together Leads to Celebration at Hogg's Falls

Partners Working Together Leads to Celebration at Hogg's Falls
July 6th’s Celebration at Hogg's Falls was the culmination of several years of hard work. An amazing amount of collaboration was required to achieve this nearly 'impossible' project.

Three men stand against a background of a red car and forested area at the Celebration of Hogg's Falls on July 6, 2023.

With planning beginning in 2018 and construction running from March 2022 to June of 2023, today was truly a celebration of hours of volunteer work, cooperation, and a vision of improving this popular Bruce Trail site, with over 2,800 volunteer hours contributing to the completion of the project.
 
The project included:
  • Addition of over 700 feet of winding raised boardwalk
  • Construction of three 50-foot metal and wood bridges, adding opportunities for new loops and trails
  • Creation of seven preferred hiking trail options
  • Creation of new Hogg's Falls trail signage
  • Erection of a new kiosk offering visitor orientation and education information, including tips on how to visit responsibly 
     
A group of people lean on the railing of a metal bridge on the Hogg's Falls section of the Bruce Trail.

 
The Hogg's Falls Stewardship group included:
  • The Bruce Trail Conservancy’s Beaver Valley Club
  • Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
  • County of Grey
  • Municipality of Grey Highlands
  • The Niagara Escarpment Commission
  • Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
  • Ontario Parks
  • RTO7 

Funding was provided by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, County of Grey, and the Municipality of Grey Highlands. In kind contributions came from Southwinds Engineering, Fleshcon and 13 Forty Landscape Supplies.

To learn more about how collaboration between many partners organized and completed this successful project, check out Hogg's Falls Trail Network Improvement Project (TNIP): Improvements to the Environment and Visitor Experience at Hogg's Falls. This summary includes a list on the final page of why this project succeeded.
 
For background information on the project read “Hogg’s Falls area to be revitalized through multi-partner project”.
 
For more photos, see the RTO7 Connection Facebook post.

RTO7's Communication Assistant, Allison Davies, joined in the celebration and captured images of the event.
 

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