Postal Address: P.O. Box 40068, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4V1
Web Page: www.gvta.on.ca/
The Grand Valley Trails Association is a volunteer organization committed to establishing footpaths within Ontario's Grand River Watershed in order to promote the protection and public enjoyment of the natural environment and human history of this Canadian Heritage River. The mandate of the association is to build and maintain hiking trails. Members are encouraged to become involved in trail maintenance. This activity ranges from participating in work parties to "adopting" a section of the trail. The work involved ranges from repainting blazes to constructing foot bridges. Trail maintenance training sessions are included in the program. The primary focus of trail maintenance is the 275-km main trail stretching from Rockpoint Provincial Park on Lake Erie (south of Dunnville) to the top of the pinnacle in Alton, a small village near Orangeville. The Association had its beginnings in January 1972.