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 you to the Don Patterson Conservation Area. While you’ll marvel at the hardwood forests, pine plantations and walnut groves along the way, remember it is another 13-km back to your car.

­Dalewood Reservoir Trail is a loop trail that meanders around 25 hectares of Provincially Significant Wetlands. The trail can be accessed through the Dalewood Campground or at the public parking lot immediately across from the Dalewood Dam. Located just outside of the City of St. Thomas the rail is easily incorporated into a day trip or into a weekly exercise routine. Bird enthusiasts will appreciate the vistas overlooking the wetlands.

Permissive use access applies to this property from dawn to dusk, May 1 – November 30.

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.


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Length: 13 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.
Fees: Entrance fees applicable

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: picnic areas, washrooms

Attractions: Interpretive signage

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority , Admin 519-631-1270

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 42.7992680
Longitude: -81.1761310