Nature Trails near Kitchener, Ontario

Kitchener Trail Scene

Kitchener trail scene

As you will soon discover, Kitchener offers all of the big-city amenities you desire -- in culture, dinging, entertainment and nightlife, shopping, and recreation -- without losing that friendly, small-town feel that will make your stay with us both warm and welcoming.

Downtown Kitchener is the heart of the arts and culture scene for all of Waterloo Region -- serving as the home of the Centre in the Square performing-arts theatre.

Our festivals and special events calendar is full of exciting, entertaining things to do year-round -- providing visitors the chance to experience a variety of activities and cultural events, in celebration of our community's great diversity.

We also offer a plethora of choices when it comes to recreation, boasting many parks, trails and natural areas for you to do some hiking, biking - or simply take in the beautiful scenery.

Situated on the Grand River, Kitchener is also the perfect destination for a day of fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

Our two scenic golf courses --Doon Valley and Rockway -- also offer a challenging yet fun day on the fairways.

Or, if you prefer to watch the action - rather than get in on it, our premier sports and entertainment facility -- The Aud -- is home to the Kitchener Rangers Junior A hockey club, as well as the Kitchener Panthers baseball club.

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The Avon Trail is a 105 km hiking trail linking the Thames Valley Trail in St. Marys with the Grand Valley Trail in Conestogo. The trail meanders along streams, winds in and out of woodlands, skirts farm fields, and sometimes follows back roads. The terrain varies...

Baden Hills

Baden Hills Located at 2733 Sandhills Road just outside of Baden you will find close to 1km of accessible trails looping through fields and forest and close to 2km of moderate to difficult hiking trails leading to the summit of one of Baden’s hills. Please note that...

Gibney Regional Forest

Gibney Regional Forest The Baden Hills ESPA consists of a series of four prominent sandy hills which are some of the largest kames in Southern Ontario. Due to their height, the hills are quite scenic and impressive. They afford extensive views from their summits,...


The main Grand Valley Trail is a marked footpath stretching about 275 km between Port Maitland (42.866035,-79.565699) [near Rock Point Provincial Park] on Lake Erie, south of Dunnville to the town of Alton (43.860379,-80.068796), near Orangeville. A hiker can identify...


The trail winding through Homer Watson Park passed the Grand River, a cemetery, and meets up with Schneider Creek before continuing.  Very tall pine trees, and great views of the Grand River and south Kitchener with two main look-outs. Link to trail...


The Hopewell Trail on the east side of Breslau follows the outer boundary of the Hopewell subdivision and the forested valley of Hopewell Creek.  There are walkways with access to the trail on Horseshoe Cr., Townsend Dr., and Maplecrest Dr.  This trail is a...


Huron Natural Area (HNA) is an awe-inspiring destination for nature lovers, families, trail walkers, photographers – and those looking to experience nature in the city. Our city’s largest and most valuable natural area, this 107-hectare site, located at...


Petersburg Crown Lands are a popular hiking and cross-country skiing venue. Located south of Highway 7/8 on the east side of Queen Street, (2600 Queen St) this forest is administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources. The woodlot contains over 4km of multi-use...


Petersburg Regional Forest is a popular recreational area located east of Petersburg on the north side of Snyder’s Road East. Access is gained by way of a right-of-way at 1974 Snyder’s Road East. A parking lot has been created for trail users at the entrance to the...

Riverland Trail

The Riverland Trail is approximately 1 km in length running along a section of the Grand River in the Riverland subdivision located on the west side in Breslau.  The trail has a hard packed granular surface and is suitable for hiking and biking. No motorized vehicles...