The Waterford Heritage Trail is a 19km old rail line trail that connects with the Brantford TH&B Rail Trail at Jenkins Road on the Norfolk and Brant County line.

This section of the trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail and goes into Simcoe where it connects with the Norfolk Sunrise Trail.
Gorgeous forests, fields, wetlands and grasslands line this rail trail, giving you a diverse landscape to view as you make your way into the town of Waterford. Here you’ll find the newly revamped Black Bridge; an old rail bridge that has been retrofitted specifically to connect the two ends of the Waterford Heritage trail. Black Bridge overlooks Waterford Ponds to the west, and to the east you can see the small downtown area looking picturesque with old buildings and trees. As you head out of Waterford toward Simcoe, you’ll pass through farmers’ fields and more forests before you connect with the Norfolk Sunrise Trail just outside of Simcoe. This trail supports a variety of activities including hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing.

Black Bridge is an old rail bridge that has been turned into a pedestrian bridge as a part of the Waterford Heritage Trail. This section of the trail in Waterford goes over Waterford ponds and has beautiful views and lookout points.

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There are many access points for this trail. The main points are: Jenkins Road where the trail connects to the Brantford Rail Trail; and in Waterford at the end of Nichol Street.

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Trail feature tags:


Length: 19 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.
Fees: Fees not known

Flora & Fauna:

None reported yet.

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: lookout


GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 42.9309570
Longitude: -80.3038780