Haldimand County Nature Trails

Welcome to Haldimand County!

If you are looking for a slower pace of life, a short commute on quiet
country roads and small-town hospitality, than look no further than
Haldimand County.
Haldimand has many towns and hamlets for you to explore, each having their own distinctive attractions, quaint shops, cultural and historic sites, accommodations, and restaurants.
With 87 kilometres of Lake Erie waterfront and the Grand River, a designated
heritage river running through the municipality, Haldimand County offers
numerous water activities including: fishing, waterside camping, kayaking, boating and swimming.
We have an abundance of cycling and hiking trails ranging in difficulty and
distance. The scenic Waterfront Trail runs along Lake Erie's coast featuring
beautiful countryside and picturesque lake views.
Only a short drive from major urban centres in southern Ontario like Hamilton,
Toronto and St. Catharine’s we offer a lower cost of living when compared to our urban neighbours.
Small town living means embracing the quirky traditions and unique festivals and events throughout the County like Mudcat Festival, Hagersville Rocks, Mudcat Marathon, CayugaFest, Caledonia Fair, and Gas Fest to name a few.
You will find some of the best hiking and nature trails in Ontario in Haldimand Norfolk.

For more information please visit: https://www.haldimandcounty.ca/


BYNG ISLAND CONSERVATION AREA TRAIL A two kilometre nature trail on the west side of the park offers an opportunity to discover a Carolinian forest. Link to trail map:  Click to access byng_map2021.pdf We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL...

Cayuga Grand Vista

Cayuga Grand Vista The Cayuga Grand Vista is a looped route that has parking at the Courthouse, 55 Munsee St. in Cayuga. Users can walk down the off-road route to the bridge and take in the beautiful views of the Grand River. The loop continues over the bridge to a...


When completed, this 15-kilometre abandoned rail corridor linking Hamilton with Caledonia will become part of the Niagara branch of the Trans Canada Trail. It will also be connected to the Caledonia-to-Dunnville rail trail. Approximately 12 kilometres have been...


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...

Gypsum Mine Tract

Gypsum Mine Tract Connects in Caledonia to the Chippewa trail in the west. The Tract runs off-road east to Haldimand Road #9 then on-road south on #9 to Highway 54 in York. Users can then join the off-road Rotary Riverside Trail to head west back to Caledonia or...


Hedley Forest Conservation Area is a diverse 17 hectare (43 acre) deciduous and coniferous forest. The red, silver and sugar maples, white and red oak and white ash provide a sheltered habitat for local wildlife including songbirds and white tailed deer. The NPCA...


Woodlot Trail – 2 km Explore a variety of forest and wetland communities including Carolinian, Oak Savanna and old farm fields that are slowly being reclaimed by the forest. The trail will lead you to a viewing platform built on top of the park’s sand dunes...

Rotary Riverside Trail

Rotary Riverside Trail Designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail System, this trail is approximately 6 km of scenic Grand River country, suitable for nature walks, hiking and cycling. Parking at Seneca Park. Link to trail...


Ruigrok Tract protects a large tract of interior forest acquired in 1963 and located in the town of Dunnville. It is home to a diversity of tree species including, white ash, white oak, red oak, swamp oak, and hard maple. This site is a wildlife and forest management...

Ruthven Park National Historic Site

5 walking trails make discovering nature at Ruthven Park National Historic Site fun and easily accessible. Each trail offers a unique opportunity to view the scenery and get an insight of the flora and fauna found on the property. And situated in a rural landscape,...