Nature Trails near St. Thomas, Ontario

St. Thomas is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario in beautiful Elgin County. Surrounding St. Thomas are numerous picturesque towns, lakeside villages and historic hamlets, each with their own unique charm. We're a quick hop from London, Ontario and the shores of Lake Erie.

With a railway history, one of the province's leading farmers' markets and beautiful scenic parks, St. Thomas has something to offer just about everyone.

And no city is more strategically located; just moments from the 401 corridor and halfway between Detroit and the shores of Lake Huron to the west, Toronto, Niagara Falls and Buffalo to the east. Each is just a little more than a two hour drive away.

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Dalewood North Trail connects the Dan Patterson Trail to the Dalewood Reservoir Trail. This robust trail, which includes some hills, will take the more avid hiker into the heart of Kettle Creek’s wild valley lands. Hikers will be treated to vistas of lands hardly...


The Dalewood walking trail is a fairly moderate hike with some slight hills and steep areas. However, a walk around the Dalewood reservoir alone is 6 km. So decide how far you want to go before heading out. The complete 13-km path meanders along Kettle Creek leading...


Nestled in the Kettle Creek valley lands, the Dan Patterson walking trail is close to home, but far enough to escape city life. The walking trail starts at Dan Patterson Conservation Area, which is a popular picnic spot complete with a playground, rentable pavilion...


In 2002 the trail was extended the final 2 kms in Port Stanley, Ontario to Mackies on the beach for a total of 41 kilometres. Then it travels through the village and heads into the trees north of the town. There is some road work, but most of the trail follows the...


The Fingal Wildlife Management Area (FWMA) exists on an old World War II air force training base. Some of the habitat restoration activities included the removal of the military infrastructure, development of a series of ponds, planting of trees and shrubs,...

Hawk Cliff Woods

Hawk Cliff Woods is a short but beautiful trail loop through a young forest into a more mature forest. Expect to see species like Sugar Maple and Shagbark Hickory as well as ravine views. The trail is easy and flat, but expect a couple of very muddy spots during the...