Wellington County Nature Trails


Welcome to Wellington County!

The County of Wellington is located in south-western Ontario just over 100 kilometres west of Toronto along Highway 401. The County is made up of seven lower tier municipalities including the Town of Erin, Town of Minto, Township of Wellington North, Township of Mapleton, Township of Centre Wellington, Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the Township of Puslinch.
The County is responsible for providing a number of services including operating a long-term care home, libraries, the museum and archives, maintaining county roads, managing solid waste services including waste collection and landfills, and planning and development services including the Green Legacy tree planting programme. In addition, the County provides a number of social services to the residents of Wellington County and the City of Guelph such as childcare, subsidized housing, and income support programmes.
The County oversees a budget of $185.5 million and employs around 790 people.
The County of Wellington has a vibrant economy and an active economic development office that promotes the dynamic industries of the County. The key industries in the County are manufacturing, agriculture, health care and the creative economy. There are a number of local festivals and events that happen all year round in the County in addition to the other many sites and activities that residents and visitors alike can enjoy.

You will find some of the best hiking and nature trails in Ontario right here in Wellington County.


For more information please visit:  https://www.wellington.ca/en/index.aspx

IGNATIUS JESUIT CENTRE TRAILS

CHARDIN TRAIL:  Known as the Daffodil Path, it serves as a celebratory walk for other cancer survivors and their families. This trail features a former gravel pit that is slowly being rehabilitated as native plants take hold in the arid landscape. To assist in this...
IGNATIUS OLD GROWTH FOREST TRAILS

IGNATIUS OLD GROWTH FOREST TRAILS

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre features trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. A number of trails traverse the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands and are available year-round for hiking and snowshoeing. Ignatius Old-Growth Forest Trails Old Villa by the...

INDIAN TRAIL

The Indian Trail is maintained by the Township of Guelph/Eramosa through a land use agreement with a private land owner. To ensure continued use of this trail please respect the land and crops of the private land owners adjacent to the trail by remaining on the...

KISSING BRIDGE TRAILWAY

The Kissing Bridge Trailway travels for 45 km through rural communities and rivers and wetlands of southern Ontario along the right-of-way of a former railway. You can take a 2km detour to see the West Montrose Kissing Bridge, which is the last covered bridge in...

LAURA BAILEY MEMORIAL TRAIL

Grange Road Park through Hadati Creek Wetlands to Buckthorn Crescent via Grange Road, Eastview Road, Trimble Court, Ireland Place and Starwood Drive. Link to Trail Map:  https://guelph.ca/wp-content/uploads/map_LauraBailyTrail.pdf We would also direct you to read...

LITTLE TRACT HIKING TRAIL

The Little Tract was donated to the County by John Robert Little, in 1946, to be reforested and dedicated to the memory of the first settlers and pioneers of the area. It is one of the most significant and diverse natural areas in the County, with parts being...

MARDEN PARK WALKING TRAILS

At 27 hectares (68 acres) in area, Marden Park has something for everyone. Features include: Sports fields, Natural areas to explore, Picnic shelters, Ball diamonds, A beach area, Trout stream, Community centre, and County library branch. Marden Park is an ideal...

MARVIN HOWE TRAIL

The Arthur Community Park and Marvin Howe Trail is a community trail and park along the south side of the Conestoga River in Arthur, Ontario. Marvin Howe Trail is just one of the many nature trails and hiking trails you can find throughout Ontario by using the search...

McNAMARA TRACT

The McNamara Tract was acquired by the County of Wellington in 1947. This trail traverses over a rustic landscape. The start of the trail runs westward along the edge of a farm field before turning north into the treed area. The trail crosses over white pine...

MOOREFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE TRAIL

Located in Moorefield next to the ball diamonds, the Moorefield Community Centre trail is a lovely spot for a walk. While the trail may be short in distance, the terrain is varied as the trail winds through a forested area behind the ball diamonds. We would also...