The Apple Rail Trail
This trail begins at the end of Park Street parallel to the Ripley Park St Soccer fields, and Lagoons and is a great trail for walking and running. It meanders through a heritage flower garden and apple trees for .1 kms to the junction of the former CN rail trail and then follows the rail trail for 1.8 kms to the east to the 10th Sideroad or for 1.1 kms to the west, ending behind the Ripley Huron Community Centre.
The east portion of the trail leads to another heritage garden and a rustic checkerboard game, and along the way is a lookout for bird watching; to the west, the trail winds through Ripley, along Queen Street to Huron Street and north on Huron Street to pick up the Apple Rail Trail again opposite Lewis Park (a perfect spot for a break).
Crab Apple trees have been planted along both sides of the trail west of Huron Street, as well as flower gardens at the Huron Street entrance and at the west end of the trail.
The Apple Rail Trail was developed with apple trees and plants representative of the time of the first railway through this area in 1873.