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The Heritage River Walk is located in the village of Burk's Falls. It stretches from the racetrack in the arena grounds to the footbridge below the dam. With the Magnetawan River on one side, and lush forest on the other, it is the perfect place for walking, picnicking, and sightseeing.

History of the Heritage River Walk

The history of the Heritage River Walk spans back to the turn of the century. On April 15, 1901, the Magnetawan River Railway Company was formed. The company, as it was affectionately known, decided that a rail line should be built connecting Burk's Falls station on the Grand Trunk Railway and the village of Burk's Falls station on the Magnetawan River. This steam-operated railway system was mainly used as a freight spur, transporting goods from the Magnetawan River to the Grand Trunk Line.

Today, this historic spur line which is connected to a traditional footpath, provides visitors with a scenic walking trail.

Continuous enhancements over the years have resulted in a well-groomed walking system.

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