The Millennium Trail System includes trails developed by the City of Woodstock, Woodstock Rotary Club, Woodstock Lions Club and Youth Start and is maintained by the City.

Discover the Millenium Trail System

The trail follows the banks of the Thames River, through mixed hardwood and softwood forests, marshland and some retired agricultural areas, some of which are slated for reforestation.

Hikers may spot the occasional deer, beaver, blue heron and other interesting wildlife. Blackberries may be ripe for the picking. Though the trails are not connected, they are in close proximity to each other.

Length: Rotary: 5.9 km, Lions: 1.72 km, Youth Start: 1.40km

Difficulty: Easy

Facilities: Parking, outdoor toilets, benches

Trail Uses: Walking, cycling, cross-country skiing, dog walking, snowshoeing (No Motorized Vehicles)

Access Locations:

  • Rotary Trail: North on Hwy 59. Immediately after crossing the bridge over the tracks and Thames River, turn left onto Tecumseh St. (Oxford Rd. 48). The trail entrance is on the right.
  • The Roth Park Trail starts on the other side of Tecumseh St., across from the Rotary Trail. Another entrance is on the east side of the 11th Line, ½ km north of Hwy 2.
  • Lions Trail: Take Hwy 2 (Dundas St.) to the west end of Woodstock. The trail entrance is on the north side of Hwy 2, 200 metres west of the railway bridge. Another entrance is at Bexley and Hunter streets, at the railway overpass
  • Youth Start Trail: Take Hwy 2 (Dundas St.) to the west end of Woodstock. The trail entrance is on the south side of Hwy 2, 60 metres east of the railway bridge.

Contact: City of Woodstock (519) 539-2382 Ext 4101

How can I help keep Oxford County beautiful and healthy?

On trails, please remember to clean up after yourself. Provide adequate space for flora and fauna. Even if animals do not run away from you, they may be protecting young. Finally, take only photos and leave only footprints. If you'd like to give back, you can consider purchasing a tree.

What other trails are nearby?  What other trails are over 5km?

Nearby you can check out Pittock Conservation Area  (7 mins drive away), Roth Park (12 mins drive away) or Vanisttart Woods (15 mins drive away). For trails over 5km, check out The Great Trail in Tillsonburg (17km), The Hickson Trail (9km), Roth Park (6.75km), Wildwood Conservation Area (25km), Avon Trail (19km) or the Rotary Trail (5.9km). 

How far is this trail system from downtown Woodstock?

Not too far at all. The walk from the Youth Start Trail to downtown Woodstock is about 15 minutes. Please note, this does go up a fairly steep hill. There is also free parking out front of the trail and in the downtown as well as paid parking for those looking to stay a little longer. 

Where can I grab a bite nearby?

Contact Information

City of Woodstock
(519) 539-2382 Ext 4101


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