Trails & Pathways

Are you an avid lover of nature and the outdoors? You’ve come to the right place – Haldimand County offers kilometres of trails & pathways to explore, whether you’re looking for a short, scenic stroll along a pathway or a multi-kilometre hike on parts of the Trans Canada Trail System.

Our paved, lit walkways support various forms of active transportation. Strap on your hiking boots, roller blades or running shoes; or take the kids for a day of family-friendly fun to connect with nature and spot various forms of wildlife.

Trail Use Safety and Etiquette

  • Stay on marked trails; for the safety of yourself and the environment
  • Share our Trails with other users.
  • Avoid Excessive noise.
  • Protect yourself – Dress Appropriately for weather conditions, keep hydrated.
  • Please leave our natural areas clean by utilizing the recycling and trash receptacles along the routes.
  • Spring/Summer/Fall – practice Sun Smarts by wearing sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Winter – trails are not maintained.

General Trail Rules

  • Park in permitted parking areas when using the trails.
  • No motorized vehicles, Camping, or Hunting permitted on trails.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the trails at anytime.

Chippewa Trail

A natural trail to walk/run/cycle from Haldibrook Rd., south to Unity Rd. where it crosses and proceeds further south to Haldimand Rd. #66. Roadside parking.

Details

Distance: 2.7km
Surface: Granular
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 3m
Running Slope: 1-2%

Gypsum Mine Tract

Connects in Caledonia to the Chippewa trail in the west. The Tract runs off-road east to Haldimand Road #9 then on-road south on #9 to Highway 54 in York. Users can then join the off-road Rotary Riverside Trail to head west back to Caledonia or travel over the Grand River to link up with the Green Cycling Route to Caledonia to the northwest and Cayuga to the southeast.

Details

Distance: 12.2km
Surface: Granular
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 3m
Running Slope: 1-2%

Caledonia Kinsmen Park Walkway

Paved and lit throughout Kinsmen Park on the north side of the Grand River.

Details

Distance: 0.3km
Surface: Paved
Cross Slope: 2%
Width:
Running Slope: 2-3%

Patterson Walkway

Paved and lit on the east side of Argyle Street between the Grand River and Forfar Street.

Details

Distance: 0.5km
Surface: Paved
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 2-3m
Running Slope: 2-3%

Ramsay Walkway

Paved and lit trail on the west side of Argyle Street between the Grand River and Forfar Street destined for the Caledonia Old Mill.

Details

Distance: 0.4km
Surface: Paved
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 2-3m
Running Slope: 2-3%

Rotary Riverside Trail

Designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail System, this trail is approximately 6 km of scenic Grand River country, suitable for nature walks, hiking and cycling. Parking at Seneca Park.

Details

Distance: 6km
Surface: Granular
Cross Slope: 1-2%
Width: 3m
Running Slope: 2-3%; 10-15%

Thistlemoor Park Pathway

Within the limits of Thistlemoor Park, in the south end of Caledonia.

Details

Distance: 0.4km
Surface: Granular
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 3m
Running Slope: 1-2%

Cayuga Grand Vista

The Cayuga Grand Vista is a looped route that has parking at the Courthouse, 55 Munsee St. in Cayuga. Users can walk down the off-road route to the bridge and take in the beautiful views of the Grand River. The loop continues over the bridge to a second parking lot off King George St. Users can head east on King George into Cayuga through town and back to the Courthouse or west to the on-road route to River Road. Here cyclist join the Green Route to either Caledonia or east/southeast on the route.

Details

Distance: 3.2km
Surface: Granular
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 3m
Running Slope: 1%; 12-15%

Hagersville and Area Cycling Route

Grant Kett Park-38 Sherring St. N. Hagersville. Parking and washrooms available in park. The route is 51 km of paved and mostly flat roads. Scenic route through Hagersville and Townsend.

Haldimand Tour Cycling Route

McKinnon Park-100 Haddington St. Caledonia. The route is 71 km of rolling hills. It is a scenic route along the Grand River, Lake Erie and back roads of Haldimand County.

Lake Erie Waterfront Trail

This route travels from Windsor to Fort Erie following the Lake Erie shoreline through lakeside communities in Haldimand. The trail connects with the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail via the Niagara River Recreational Trail, and runs 1400 km in total.

Lakeview Tour Cycling Route

Selkirk Athletic Field-17 Main St. W. Selkirk. Parking and washrooms available in park. The route is 70 km of paved and mostly flat roads. It is a picturesque route along Lake Erie through Selkirk, Fisherville, Sweets Corners and Cheapside.

Lowbanks Loop Cycling Route

Dunnville Kinsmen Park-985 John St., Dunnville. Parking and washrooms available in park. The route is 47 km of paved, mostly flat roads. It travels along the Feeder Canal and Lake Erie.

River Route Cycling Route

Cayuga Kinsmen Park-61 Ouse St. S. Cayuga. Parking and washrooms available in park. The route is 69 km of paved, flat to rolling hill roads. It travels along the Grand River and Lake Erie.

Blue Heron Way

Blue Heron Way is approximately 1.1 kms of off road trails connecting Dunnville to the Niagara Region. This trail links up to the Gord Harry Trail to Niagara.

Details

Distance: 1.6km
Surface: Granular
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 3m
Running Slope: 1-2%

Dunnville Walking Path

2 km of paved walkway from Centennial Park in Dunnville through Lions Park, on the sidewalk to Wingfield Park and along the Grand River to the Farmers Market.

Details

Distance: 2km
Surface: Paved
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 3m
Running Slope: 2-3%

Rail Park Pathway

A short scenic pathway between Cedar Street and George Street.

Details

Distance: 1.6km
Surface: Granular
Cross Slope: 1-2%
Width: 2-3m
Running Slope: 2-3%

Jarvis Lions Walking Trail

1.2 km of paved walkway, fully accessible with solar lighting, mature trees and benches.

Details

Distance: 1.2km
Surface: Paved
Cross Slope: 1%
Width: 2m
Running Slope: 1%

Waterfront Way

Short trail with walking bridge, Parkette located 200 metres South at Lake Erie contains scenic lookout and parking.

Details

Distance: 2km
Surface: Granular
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 3m
Running Slope: 5-10%

Townsend Recreation Trail

4 Kms of paved and lit walkway winding through beautiful Townsend over the Nanticoke Creek. Available for walking, biking and roller-blading.

Details

Distance: 4km
Surface: Paved
Cross Slope: 2%
Width: 1.65m
Running Slope: 1-5%

Looking for trail maps and alternate routes? Visit Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit – Trails.

Haldimand County Trails Master Plan

In October 2009 Haldimand County Council received the Trails Master Plan and Partnership Framework Study. The purpose of this plan is to guide and prioritize trails development in Haldimand County during the next 10 to 15 years while encouraging an increased level of cooperation and partnership among key trail groups and organizations.

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