Nature Trails near Drayton, Ontario

Welcome to Drayton!

Rooted in tradition, growing for the future!

Drayton is a hamlet in the Township of Mapleton.
The Township of Mapleton is one of the seven lower-tier municipalities that form the County of Wellington. These municipalities are the Townships of Centre Wellington, Guelph Eramosa, Puslinch and Wellington North, as well as the Towns of Erin and Minto. The Township supports a mostly agricultural and rural population of approximately 11,000 residents. Following amalgamation in 1999, Mapleton began to focus on its new vision and mission: "rooted in tradition, growing for the future." Three small hamlets (Drayton, Moorefield and Alma) make up the "urban" centres of the Township.

Some of Ontario's best hiking trails and nature trails are near Drayton.

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The Drayton Walking trail is a perfect spot to take in the beauty of the Conestogo River. You can either walk, run or bike along the river and stop at your leisure at the many benches lining the trail to enjoy the serenity of your surroundings. We would also direct...


The Fleming Tract was acquired by the County of Wellington from Vernon H. Fleming and his wife M. Irene Fleming in 1973. Further back, the trail gets interesting, first crossing over a municipal drain and then the old farmstead. You will see a fine example of cement...


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...