Work will continue in the new year on the Guelph-To-Goderich (G2G) Rail Trail.
G2G officials say they raised $185 thousand in 2016, after the group began a crowdfunding campaign to complete the 127 kilometre trail.
At the end of 2015, G2G was able to secure $150 thousand from the Ontario Trillium grant.
Officials say the next step in completing the trail will be grooming rough patches in 2017.
Even bigger than clearing grown-in areas will be the building of several bridges.
Currently, the trail uses roadways to navigate incomplete bridges, including some along the Grand, Conestoga and Maitland Rivers.
G2G is also looking for volunteers in numerous positions, including accounting, communications, event coordinators, database management, fundraising and community liaison.