Nature Trails near Waterloo, Ontario

Waterloo Park

Waterloo Park

The City of Waterloo is located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, in the Region of Waterloo.

Within our 64 square kilometres (25 square miles) of land area lives a diverse population of 132,300 (end of 2014 estimate by the Region of Waterloo) who contribute to our vibrant culture.

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We are a dynamic urban municipality in southwestern Ontario with a strong cultural and economic base. Renowned post-secondary institutions, global think tanks and major employers call Waterloo home.

The quality of life here is enhanced by our arts, culture, and heritage scenes, recreation opportunities, parks and trails, facilities, programs, services and more. Waterloo is a great place to live, work, learn and play.

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The Bechtel Park Trail offers 3.2 kilometres (1.9 miles) of walking, hiking and cross-country skiing trails. This peaceful location has many trees that provide shade, and there is a leash-free dog zone and parking nearby. Please do not cycle in the woodlot. We would...


• Simply spectacular, adjacent to Forwell Creek • Enjoy the sounds of the water! • Mostly well shaded • Links to Hillside Trail at Lexington Rd. We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE. Region(s): Waterloo Region Nearby towns and...


The GeoTime Trail traces the City of Waterloo’s geological past through interpretive signs along the route. Each metre of this 4½-kilometre (2.8-mile) trail marks one-million years of geological history. Every millimetre represents 1,000 years. The trail teaches...


Enjoy Laurel Creek • Picturesque setting, bird watching • Well shaded • Links to Forwell Trail at Lexington Rd. • Parking at Hillside Park off Marsland Dr. We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE. Region(s): Waterloo Region Nearby...


Once surrounded by farmland, Laurel Creek Conservation Area is now a 294 hectare oasis in northwest Waterloo.  The park and reservoir offer something for everyone, with close to 130 campsites, several picnic areas, sports fields and picnic pavilions for large groups....


Follows the Laurel Creek • Many places to rest and find food and drink along the route • Public washrooms in Waterloo Park • Take a stroll around Silver Lake on the History Walk The Laurel Trail follows Laurel Creek through Uptown Waterloo where you’ll find shopping,...


Snyder’s Flats is a 100-hectare former gravel pit that has been restored as a natural area with ponds, new forests, grasslands and other features. The conservation area is on Snyder’s Flats Road, west of Sawmill Road near the village of Bloomingdale in...