Outdoor Recreation

The Town of Minto is committed to the provision, protection and preservation of parks and green spaces plus the development of safe, clean and accessible facilities; further advocating community pride and environmental health. We are continually monitoring and planning new open space, community partnerships, redevelopment of existing facilities and future needs. We wish to encourage individuals and community organizations to provide input and assistance with our planning process.


Pike Lake Golf Centre Limited

Pike Lake Golf Centre Limited is scenically located between Harriston and Mount Forest, just off Highway 89, on the beautiful, privately owned Pike Lake. Offering two meticulously maintained and challenging golf courses, Pike Lake is the perfect destination for the seasoned golfer and the beginner alike.

“The Links” is an 18-hole championship course with a picturesque links-style design.

“The Lake” is an excellent, challenging 9-hole course. When played twice, it is a par 72 course that measures 6,400 yards.

Pike Lake is a family owned and operated facility since 1961 offering many amenities and services:
• Pro Shop
• Group Bookings
• Memberships
• Golf Lessons
• Tournaments
• New & Used Trailer Sales
• Overnight Campsite
• Seasonal Campground
• Licensed Restaurant
• Golf Packages
• Driving Range
• Junior Memberships
• Mini Golf
• Club Rentals
• Adult Lifestyle Community
• Modular Home Sales
• 20 Room Motel
• Reservations



9625 Pike Lake Road, RR#3, Clifford, ON


White's Junction Trail (Palmerston)

The White’s Junction Trail runs along the former CN rail line north of Palmerston. Look for an old steam engine chugging up to Main Street in Palmerston and you’ve found the White’s Junction Trail. To access the trail, follow the signs on Main Street Palmerston, near the Foodland grocery store. The trail boasts one of the most northern sightings of tall Prairie grasses, including Indian grass and Big Blue Stem. The trail also features two wooden trestle bridges. The trail is owned
and maintained by the Town of Minto. To connect to the Harriston Greenway Trail, follow the White’s Junction Trail to the 7th Line and then the newly paved road
shoulder through the roundabout to Harriston.


Harriston Greenway Trail

The Harriston Greenway Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy Minto’s natural scenery. The Trail links six community parks, former CN and CP rail lines, the cemetery and bush properties all along the Maitland River. Visit the rustic gazebo in the IODE Park on John St., a unique gathering spot at the head of the West End Trails. Enjoy a picnic, a stroll along the river, or a shady walk through the bush. To connect with the White’s Junction Trail, follow Highway 109
to the roundabout and take the paved road shoulder to the 7th Line of Minto.


The Clifford Trail 

The Clifford Trail system starts at Rotary Park across from the arena and Fire Hall. Parking and trail use are free. Hikers, bicycles, and mobility-assist vehicles are welcome, however natural areas are only accessible to hikers, snowshoers and cross country skiers. The trail features three loops. The Rotary Park Loop is an easy walk on mowed grass under trees, along a stream and past sports fields. The Regrowth Loop at the end of James Street East has one smooth area for easy walking, but the rest is rougher and wetter. The Rail Line Loop is mostly walking on road allowances with the old rail bed finishing off the loop. The Park Street Extension is a rough natural easement which continues on streets. Marshall Park at Geddes St. and Cecilia St., has been left unchanged since it was donated in 1902. Enjoy and explore this area, with its massive white pines, without having a trail to follow. Town streets join the trails and return you to your starting point.


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