Life Along The Waterfront Trail – Port Hope
The Waterfront Trail in Port Hope will be repaired this Spring after being damaged by high water levels on Lake Ontario last year.
Record high water levels along Lake Ontario caused damage along the lakeshore on both sides of the border last year and the Municipality of Port Hope was not immune to the damage.
The Waterfront Trail which is a popular destination for walkers was damaged in areas from the A. K. Sculthorpe Woodland Marsh parking lot to the mouth of Gage’s Creek.
Over the weekend, it was clear there are some areas you have to walk carefully around, but the area still has the feel of a peaceful, quiet area where you can view nature.
Erosion of the trail along with the parking lot happened in various locations along the trail.
Since the damage, a section of parking at Gage’s Creek has been closed off.
Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for Port Hope, Jim McCormack said specs are being put together for tender.
“We are also working with the GRCA on plantings to help prevent future erosion.”
Looking out from the shoreline on Saturday afternoon, a large barge was being towed by a tug on Lake Ontario towards Toronto.