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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Essa Township boasts a variety of trails within its boundaries, and continues to work towards providing residents with a healthy lifestyle by focusing on further developing trail connections.

Thornton-Cookstown Trans Canada Trail

This 14 kilometre trail runs between the villages of Thornton and Cookstown and travels through green pasture land and forest and cross the Cookstown Creek.  To view a map of the trail, click the link below

Thornton-Cookstown Trans Canada Trail Map

Pine River Trail

Pine River TrailThis new trail was unveiled in 2012.  This trail starts at the Nottawasaga Fishing Park and exits at LeClair Soccer Park (Roth Street, Angus).  Be sure to check out this trail - it provides visitors of the site with a peaceful setting that promotes a healthy community.

Pine River Trail Map