Nature Trails near Simcoe, Ontario

Simcoe is located in the amalgamated community of Norfolk County.

Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast. These towns include Port Dover, Turkey Point, Long Point, Simcoe, Delhi, Waterford and Port Rowan. Fishing is another key attraction for tourists, as well as birding, hiking, camping and cycling.

Main festivals include the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show in Simcoe (October), Canada Day Celebration in Port Dover (July), Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival (August), Delhi Strawberry Festival (June), Port Dover Summer Fest (August), Norfolk Studio Tour (September), BayFest in Port Rowan (September), Waterford Pumpkin Fest (October), PD13 (the Port Dover motorcycle enthusiasts’ event every Friday the 13th), Delhi Harvest Fest (September) and Simcoe Christmas Panorama (December).

These events, as well as places to stay and eat, can be found in the Ontario’s South Coast Experience Guide, available by contacting Norfolk County through

Agritourism and culinary tourist are expanding attractions for tourists coming to Norfolk County, with four wineries and a distillery, as well as a microbrewery in development. There are numerous farmgate retailers, featured on the Norfolk County Map and Local Food Guide, available by contacting Norfolk County through or calling 1-800-699-9038.

Motorcycle tourism is also a popular activity in Norfolk County, and Ontario’s South Coast, which includes Norfolk, Haldimand, Elgin and Chatham-Kent. For more information, visit

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The 30-acre Brook Conservation Area, located on the Lynn River in the Southeast corner of Simcoe, provides opportunities for nature watching, fishing and hiking.  At the entrance to the trail, one can see the remains of a shoddy mill that was once operated by the...


The Delhi Rail Trail is a 13.8km trail that takes you from the outskirts of Delhi into the heart of Simcoe, where it connects with the Norfolk Sunrise Trail, giving you the option to continue on to Port Dover or to Waterford. Passing through old fields, by farmhouses,...


The Lynn Valley Trail is an 11km old rail line trail that starts in Port Dover and ends in Simcoe. In Simcoe this trail meets up with the Norfolk Sunrise Trail, giving you the option of continuing on to Waterford, or heading towards Delhi. Starting at Silver Lake in...


The Norfolk Sunrise Trail links together all rail trails in Norfolk County. It is a short section of trail (just 3.8km) from Victoria Street in Simcoe to the 14th Concession on the north side of Simcoe. This trail takes two routes; one follows the old rail line...


This trail begins at the old Sutton Dam which has been decommissioned. The trail goes through the old reservoir area, following Davis Creek up past a small pond to a lookout point. The old reservoir area has been replanted with various trees, shrubs and grasses. You...


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...