Nature Trails near Glencoe, Ontario

Glencoe is located in the amalgamated community of Southwest Middlesex.

Southwest Middlesex is located in the southwest corner of Middlesex County and sits halfway between the cities of London and Chatham in Ontario Canada.  We have a unique mix of urban and rural.  We have a large agricultural base along with manufacturing, institutional and retail business activity.  Our population is just under 6,000 persons and we have roughly 2,400 households (Stats Canada 2011).  The area of land found within our boundaries is 42,960 hectares.

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

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An archaeological site located here was shared by hunting and gathering Native people over 3,000 years ago. Also located here are a boat launch to the Thames River which is a Canadian Heritage River, Memorial Forest, picnic shelter with tables and open space for...


The Mosa Forest, or what is locally known as Skunk’s Misery, is one of the larger wooded sites in the Province west of London, with a total area of 500 hectares. The County of Middlesex owns the majority of the forest block, the LTVCA owns 121.3 hectares, with the...

Sydenham River Nature Reserve

Sydenham River Nature Reserve The reserve represents some of the provinces best remaining examples of imperiled and vulnerable habitats. An almost two-kilometre stretch of the Sydenham River winds through the middle of the property. Representing Ontario Nature’s first...

Wardsville Woods

Wardsville Woods Trail – approx 1.6 km This trail loop takes you on a streamside walk through the edge of a Carolinian Forest and into a restored meadow habitat. Along the way you can see restored wetland habitats, a community wildflower garden, and butterfly...