A lot of our trail work takes place on privately owned land, land often impossible to enjoy unless a trail is built. For Sharon Leece and Joe Magrath, their dream for their 100-acre property in Haliburton, Ontario, was to build an upscale nature retreat…and they did. But before they built “Bear Stand”, they wanted trails constructed which would be a major attraction and amenity for guests at their retreat.

We built 7 kilometers of trails before the lodge was built. This included extensive boardwalks, animal viewing stations and lookouts. Joe has passed away, but he saw his dream come to fruition. And after ten years, Andrea and I still work the trails on the seasonal maintenance program we designed for the retreat. Three times a year we get to enjoy the ‘fruit of our labour’ on one of our proudly built private trail systems.