Greystone Trails: Island View Drive

You are welcome to explore over 430 acres of our wonderful private nature reserve and managed forest.
15 km of trails to hike, snowshoe and cross-country ski.
Please be respectful — stay on marked trails, leave only footprints. Take only photos and memories.


  • ENTRANCE and large parking area (south) located opposite Greystone Retreat at 504785 Grey Rd 1 … plowed in winter
  • ENTRANCE and small parking area (north) opposite 504747 Grey Rd 1 … NOT plowed in winter
  • TRAIL MAP (click here) below to print out for your reference. Or, pick up a printed copy at the trail head.

SPEND SOME TIME… bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the 5 rest areas, the gazebo/picnic table at Escarpment Ponds or atop “big rock”.
We are always improving these areas. As of Spring 2014, enjoy …

Escarpment Ponds Rest Area:

  • large picnic table on wooden deck under a beautiful new gazebo overlooking the ponds
  • perhaps, you’ll spot the Great Blue Heron that lives nearby
  • note: the cabins are for our personal use only, however, everyone is welcome to use the gazebo and picnic table to enjoy the view
  • Or, walk to the top of the knoll we created, spread your picnic blanket and enjoy the natural beauty overlooking the Escarpment Ponds

Finch Rest Area: (formerly Homestead Rest Area)

  • 3 lovely hand-made wooden benches … a perfect place to sit and relax

Big Rock:

  • Literally, a very big rock right where we discovered it while cutting the trail. Located between Scrub and Inner Loop north off of Inner Loop West, there is a little side trail over to and surrounding the rock. Kids love this area!

As of summer 2016, all trails are clearly signed … many thanks to local ladies who helped paint/stain them and those who helped install them.

TRAIL CONDITIONS … we do our best to keep up with trail conditions via our new website (on the bottom of the home page). Please call us at 519.534.2569 (9am to 8pm Eastern daily) or email for up-to-date information.

All trails are created and maintained by Tony and Sue Crutcher. As we continue to develop trails, contact us for an updated Trail Map at or physically pick one up at either of the trail entrances.

We would appreciate your help with maintenance by removing any debris you come across while on the trails and reporting any fallen limbs/trees or other hazards.

NO hunting without permission
NO motorized vehicles (other than snowmobiles, where and when posted)

Information and Questions, call 519-534-2569 (9am to 8pm Eastern)

Trail Map
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Be aware of hunting seasons (deer and turkey in the fall) and take extra precautions on trails during those time frames. We accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever at any time, for any reason while you are on our property. Use at your own risk.


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