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 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.

Rotary Riverside Trail Signage stands beside the trail, providing visitors with information they need to enjoy their hike




Thistlemoor Park Pathway


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

Kinsmen Park Walkway


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

Patterson Walkway


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

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.

Rotary Riverside Trail

Caledonia to York

Designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail System, this trail is approximately six kilometres of scenic Grand River country, which is suitable for nature walks, hiking and cycling.

Rail Park Pathway


A short scenic pathway between Cedar Street and George Street.

Thompson Creek Restoration


Natural regenerated area reforested with Carolinian trees and frequented by various wildlife.

Townsend Recreation Trail


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

Chippewa Trail


A natural trail walk/run/cycle. Approximately 2.7 km and runs from Haldibrook Rd., south to Unity Rd. where it crosses and proceeds further south to Haldimand Rd. #66. Roadside parking. Connects to Chippawa Trail to Hamilton.

Blue Heron Way


A natural trail to walk/run/cyle. Approximately 1.1 km of off road trail connecting Dunnville to the Niagara Region. This trail links up to the Gord Harry Trail to Niagara.

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.