This is the old Conestogo River Trail between St. Jacobs and Conestogo. It dates to the earliest days of both villages. The HVT was a Conestogo/Winterbourne Optimist club project in 1992. It is maintained by the Township of Woolwich, members of the Woolwich Trails Group and Avon Trail Club.

The Health Valley Trail is a multi-surfaced trail located along the Conestogo River extending from Albert St. E. in St. Jacobs, east towards University Ave. E. in Waterloo. The trail has a hard-packed stone-dust surface and is quite level from the trailhead in St. Jacobs to Arthur St. S. From there, the trail is a mix of natural footpath, stone-dust and woodchips. There are some boardwalks in wet areas. Hiking boots are recommended in wet seasons. Please close the farm gates as you pass through.
The Health Valley Trail can be accessed at the following points:

35 Albert St. E., St. Jacobs
From King St. in St. Jacobs, turn east onto Albert St. E. across from the Home Hardware store. Park in the large municipal parking lot at the end of Albert St.

3075 University Ave. E., Woolwich
From Waterloo, take Northfield Dr. north towards Conestogo. Turn left onto University Ave. E.

From St. Jacobs, take King St. N. south towards Waterloo. Turn left onto Bridge St and then left again on University Ave. Park on the side of University Ave. Please do not block the farm lane.

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

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HEALTH VALLEY TRAIL characteristics

Length: 5.1 km.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks, Natural, and Stone Dust
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, and Mountain biking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: None Reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: Some boardwalks in wet areas.

Township of Woolwich Administration Office 24 Church Street West Elmira, Ontario Phone: 519-669-1647

Find it: 35 Albert St E, St. Jacobs

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.5394520
Longitude: -80.5515240