Return to nature
When the Canadian Pacific Railway quietly abandoned its line through Blyth in 1988, 71 years after it arrived to great fanfare, the village could have been left with an ugly scar if not for the imagination of some local residents.
Today the former railway lands are part of the Blyth Greenway Trail. The railway happened to run beside Blyth Brook as it passed through the village (in fact, the river was actually relocated a few feet north back in 1907 to make room for the freight yards) so it makes a pleasant place for a stroll or a quiet place to escape to contemplate nature.
There are also kiosks that explain the importance of Blyth Brook and the history of the railway.
Blyth Greenway Trail is part of the Guelph-to-Goderich (G2G) now being developed which allows hikers to travel on a groomed trail all the way from Guelph to Lake Huron.