Recreation & Adventure

If you’re looking for recreation & adventure, Haldimand County is the place to find it, any time of year! Experience the charm of the Grand River, book your tee off time, or find the perfect fishing spot.

2 kayakers paddle the Grand River

Adventure Outfitters & Other Recreation
Experience the beautiful Grand River by kayak or canoe, or try your luck at catching ‘The Big One’ with a fishing charter on Lake Erie. Relax and let Haldimand County adventure outfitters take care of the details! See the Fishing Guide for local information on fishing, boating and paddling in the Grand River and Lake Erie.
See Adventure Outfitters & Other Recreation

Beachfront on Lake Erie

Beaches, Conservation Areas & Parks
Lake Erie is the shallowest and warmest of the Great Lakes, making it a great place to go for a swim. Haldimand County conservation areas and parks offer enough outdoor opportunities to fill your days with fun and excitement in all four seasons.
See Beaches & Conservation Areas

Birds on a pond

Haldimand County is the place to be for the beginning or experienced birder. A banding station operates at Ruthven Park National Historic Site, and excellent birding locations can be found throughout the county. 
See Birding Information

Boating and Water Sports

Boating & Water Sports
Lake Erie and the Grand River offer fantastic locations for boating and watersports of all types. Many sections of the river are ideal for boating but the section between the Cayuga bridge and Caledonia is not recommended for power craft due to shallow depths.  River access points can be found in the fishing guide
See Boating & Water Sports

Man fishing

The Grand River, from the dam in Caledonia to the mouth of Lake Erie, is home to a variety of fish. The spring, summer and fall host some of the best fishing around, with Trout, Salmon and Pickerel running from Lake Erie. In the river find plenty of Bass, Channel Catfish and resident Pickerel, making the Grand River a good spot throughout the year.
See Fishing Spots & Shops

A foursome golfing

Haldimand County offers some first-class golf courses to challenge the novice or pro, plus all the amenities of city clubs without line-ups and high fees. Each course has its own unique character and topography.
See Golf Courses

Family Hiking

Hiking, Biking Trails & Recreational Opportunities
An extensive network of trails is found along the Grand River, in many of our parks and conservation areas.  Looking for a little adventure? Try your luck at Geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.
See Hiking & Biking Spots

Horseback Riding / Stables

Horseback Riding & Stables
Trail riding, lessons, summer camps, horse sales, local shows and special events – find all your equestrian needs.
See Horseback Riding & Stables