Nature Trails near Fergus, Ontario

Fergus is a village in the amalgamated community of Centre Wellington.

Settlers were drawn to the area now known as Centre Wellington, for the power and majesty of the Grand River, the rich and abundant land, and the natural beauty of the region. Today people are drawn to Centre Wellington for the access to local and global markets, the communication infrastructure, the strong business support network, the skilled labour and the unrivalled quality of life.

Centre Wellington has it all. Located just minutes north of Guelph, a short drive from Kitchener- Waterloo and Canada's Technology Triangle and within two hours of Toronto, Centre Wellington maintains its rural character and small town charm while offering modern facilities, infrastructure and communications.

The influence of our powerful city neighbours can be seen in our diverse economic base where agriculture, science, technology and manufacturing expertise come together. We draw from a constant talent pool thanks to the six post-secondary education facilities within easy reach.

Centre Wellington has a world-class arts community, is an established tourism destination and boasts a thriving sports and cultural scene catering to every age and taste. With easy access to health care, schools and retirement communities, every item on your wish list is checked.

You CAN have it all. Centre Wellington. You deserve to be here.

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

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BELWOOD LAKE CONSERVATION AREA TRAILS Belwood Lake is a 12-kilometre-long reservoir created by the construction of Shand Dam in 1942. It offers excellent boating, fishing and water-skiing. A spring-fed quarry with a sandy beach is a great place to swim. Visitors can...


The Benham Tract was purchased by the County of Wellington in 1952 from Malcom Wishart. The tract was named after the former reeve of Eramosa Township, Earnest Benham. This tract is located on a rehabilitated gravel pit. The topography is rolling with several side...


The Cumnock Tract was purchased by the County of Wellington in 1964. The tract is divided into two parcels by Highway 6. The trail located on the west parcel is somewhat rugged and not your typical groomed trail. The trail on the east parcel is flat and suitable for...


The 47 kilometre (29 mile) Elora Cataract Trailway links the Grand and Credit watersheds and follows the old Canadian Pacific railroad bed. It runs through rolling countryside east of Elora, through the historic community of Fergus and past Belwood Lake to the Forks...


The Elora Gorge is one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural area in the Grand River valley. The Grand River rushes past 22-metre high cliffs. Riverside trails (with safety barriers) and scenic overlooks provide hikers with stunning views of the water far...


The main Grand Valley Trail is a marked footpath stretching about 275 km between Port Maitland (42.866035,-79.565699) [near Rock Point Provincial Park] on Lake Erie, south of Dunnville to the town of Alton (43.860379,-80.068796), near Orangeville. A hiker can identify...


The trail is named after what is the third railway bridge at this site. The piers rest on two of the original cut stone foundations built in 1869. Canadian National Railways used the bridge until the line was abandoned in 1989. This bridge represents one of the...


The Wallace Cumming Park trail is located in Alma. The trail was constructed through the efforts of the Alma Optimists and is the ideal location for walking or biking. We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE. Region(s): Wellington...