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Nine Mile Portage offers walk on the wild side (8 photos)

The heritage trail roughly follows the original overland route created by the area's early Indigenous people

The Springwater Township portion of The Nine Mile Portage Heritage Trail can be accessed off Seadon Road, just east of George Johnston Road.

The one-way trail extends from the shores of Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie to Fort Willow in Springwater Township, for about 15 kilometres.

The Seadon portion is a wide trail used year-round by a variety of outdoor enthusiasts.

The Nine Mile Portage Heritage Trail roughly follows the original overland route created by the area's early Indigenous people that came to be known as the Nine Mile Portage by the British Military, which employed it strategically during the War of 1812. 

The current recreational route dips into forested trails and follows sidewalks and roadways.

Trail markers with the centre coloured in orange indicate you are on the original route historic route. A white background inside the circle indicates sections that roughly follow the route.

More information can be found here.