Herbert Markle Park - Downtown River Trail


Between bottom of Cardigan St and George St

Is This Your Business?

Woods area alongside the speed river north of Herbert Markle Park - the park just north of Goldie's Mill.
The trail runs all the way to Speedvale avenue, but the best area for play is about 2 mins walk into the woods from the north corner of the park - there is a footpath, plenty of space for playing in the bushes. Further along the trail gets more secluded - there is a fence blocking off a storage area - so there's no traffic between it and the river. Very quiet, easily discrete area for fun.
Crowd: Mixed crowd - far enough from the university to get blue collar, professionals, and also students.

Neighbourhood: Downtown Guelph

Who's Coming

Mixed crowd - far enough from the university to get blue collar, professionals, and also students.

Go along Woolwich, turn down london rd. east towards the river. Parking is at end of George st (off dufferin) or near the music centre - goldie's mill area.
Can also be accessed by walking along the north part of the path from the small park along the train line from Speedvale Ave east. Takes longer to get there.
Cross street: London Rd. and Woolwich St.
  • Crowd:Mixed crowd - far enough from the university to get blue collar, professionals, and also students.
  • Hours:Summer, late evenings.
  • Cruising Info/ Tips:Wear sneakers or appropriate woods footwear.
    Cruisiest Spots: Just in the woods at the north of the park - not the speedvale end.
  • Wheelchair Accessible:No
  • Warnings:Too far from downtown - not near regular bus routes. Can be muddy if it's rained. Seasonal playing only - summer/ fall best.
    Warnings: Don't play in the park - you can be seen from the houses and the road - go into the woods, very quiet and there is a slope to the river, so no one can see anything.
    No cruising goes on on the train line, but in the woods.
whos coming to Herbert Markle Park - Downtown River Trail
  • too vague.... long park, turns into goldie mill...

    was there but didnt see any signs of life...

    lots of play spots though...

    Commented on 6/5/2009 8:42:49 AM

  • i am not off work until 10pm i can be there around 10:30 this evening if anyone wants to connnect

    Commented on 6/4/2009 11:13:19 AM

  • i can be there tonight

    Commented on 6/4/2009 6:52:30 AM

  • thursday around 9ish might work....

    Commented on 6/2/2009 5:15:39 AM

  • Anyone up for meeting here around 10pm this week. Just let me know which night

    Commented on 6/2/2009 1:36:33 AM

  • newsucker...

    get in touch!!! not even 5 minutes away...

    Commented on 5/28/2009 12:43:21 PM

  • I'm looking now if anyone is up...

    Commented on 5/25/2009 11:58:00 AM

  • played there a couple times myself...

    go by that way quite a bit...

    how can i find u???

    Commented on 5/25/2009 9:04:46 AM

  • Anyone up for meeting here tonight around 9 tonight?

    Commented on 9/4/2008 12:45:42 PM

  • anyone 4 today tonite

    Commented on 9/1/2008 4:32:14 AM

  • ill be there around 6 or 7 tonite blue truck at the end of george st

    Commented on 8/25/2008 3:16:34 AM

  • I know we have attempted to hook up a couple times shamus ..but timing has not been good. I will be there tonight at 11pm and thursday night at 11pm .if anyone wants to meet there.. i will be near the parking lot at the end of the Mill

    Commented on 8/13/2008 3:58:38 AM

  • I checked this out a few times but no luck so far. Which sucks since I am super close to it...would be great if it was busier.

    Commented on 8/12/2008 7:30:01 AM

  • hoping to go there soon live near it. when is a good time / when do people go?

    Commented on 8/11/2008 4:34:42 AM

  • Plan on using this park alot when visitng Guelph throughout August

    Commented on 8/2/2008 2:48:05 AM

  • I would definitely meet up there. I've cruised it a couple of times and there were no men there. When is a good time?

    Commented on 6/22/2008 2:05:13 AM