Hiking & Trails

Explore by foot

 

The vast network of trails in Ontario’s Southwest is waiting to be explored. Keep your eyes and ears open as you explore this North American birding hotspot.

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Hiking Hot Spots

A.W. Campbell Conservation Area

  • 8477 Shiloh Line
  • +15198475357

A beautiful lake is the focus of A.W. Campbell Conservation Area. The reservoir is excellent for fishing, canoeing, and paddling.  The forested hills…

Backus Heritage Conservation Area

  • RR#1
  • +15195862201

Memorable family adventures await at Backus. It's the perfect place to stay with facilities for both tent and trailer campers and group campsites. The…

Big O Conservation Area

  • Highway 77

The Big O Drain Tile Company donated this 4.5 hectare (11 acre) property to the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority in 1992. Big O Conservation…

Boler Mountain

  • 689 Griffith Street
  • +15196578822

At Boler, we're not just about winter, we've also got your summer adventures covered too. Our new Treetop Adventure Park is now open! With Swinging bridges…

Byng Island Conservation Area

  • 4969 Haldimand Rd. 20
  • +19057745755

Byng Island Conservation Area offers campers, anglers, boaters, and day visitors a chance to explore both the Grand River and Lake Erie. Discover the Grand…

C.M. Wilson Conservation Area

  • 21799 Fargo Road
  • +15193547310

Camp at one of their 100 sites, many sites are serviced with hydro and water. Soft drinks and snack foods are available at the gatehouse. Washrooms are fully…

Chatham-Kent Tourism

  • 315 King St W.

Chatham-Kent has a diverse network of trails to explore! Use this story map to help you find one near you.

Circle R Ranch

  • 3017 Carriage Road, R.R.#1
  • +15194713799

Circle R Ranch is located just west of London, Ontario on 220 acres of rolling, wooded terrain in the Dingman Creek Valley. The beautiful hardwood forest…

Dalewood Conservation Area

  • 10518 Dalewood Road
  • 15196311009

Explore great nature on the north end of St. Thomas. Dalewood Conservation Area offers seasonal and weekend camping and a looped 8.2 kilometre hiking trail…

Deer Creek Conservation Area

  • 1929 County Road 45
  • 1-877-990-9934

Experience the tranquility of northern Ontario closer to home. This scenic park features 40 campsites, including 13 with electrical service and a large group…

Devonwood Conservation Area

  • Division Road
  • +15197765209

Perhaps no other woodland in Canada supports a greater diversity of oak trees: eight species of oak are found in this urban forest! Stay alert as you walk…

Elgin County Trails

  • 519-631-1460 x 168

Explore the beautiful trails and parks by biking, walking, hiking, jogging, cross country skiing, and cycling throughout Elgin and St. Thomas. The…

Erieau Marsh Trail

  • 17689 Erieau Rd.

The Erieau Marsh offers stunning view of Rondeau Bay and is on a former rail bed, you may even notice some visible tracks. Running 1800 metres in length, the…

Explore Pelee

  • Box H1
  • +15193258687

Come explore Canada’s best-kept secret! Explore Pelee offers tours with local guides to show you all the secret magical spots of the island and give…

Fanshawe Conservation Area

  • 1424 Clarke Road
  • 1-866-668-2267

Fanshawe Conservation Area offers something for almost everyone who loves the outdoors. There are 20km of biking trails, 30km of walking trails, fishing…

Hay Creek Conservation Area

  • 241 Port Ryerse Road
  • 1-888-231-5408

Welcome to Hay Creek Conservation Area! Located just 5km west of Port Dover, enjoy long peaceful walks along the 2 km nature trail that loops through wooded…

Hickson Trail

  • Hickson Trail

This beautiful trail runs along an old railway bed from Woodstock, north through 9 km of Oxford County woodland to the village of Hickson in Township of East…

Hidden Valley Park

  • 61 Mole Side Road
  • +15194265666

Enjoy the quiet peace of southern Ontario’s wilderness by the shores of Lake Erie at Hidden Valley Park. Whether you’re partial to fishing and boating…

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

  • Mersea Road 2
  • +15197765209

With 5 kilometres of trails around this precious marshland habitat, Hillman Marsh draws wildlife and people from both near and far. Adjacent to Lake Erie…

Horseshoe J Dude Ranch

  • 32553 Erin Line RR #1
  • +15197625402

Want a unique experience this summer? Why not try some horseback riding at the Horseshoe J Dude Ranch. Offering hourly trail rides and summer camps for over…

John E. Pearce Provincial Park

  • Lakeview Line
  • +15198744691

This 68 hectare park is a special place for leisurely walks to the lookout high atop the Lake Erie bluffs or a picnic in the quiet shade of the forest…

Lake Whittaker Conservation Area

  • 5840 Whittaker Lane
  • 15192693592

Visit Lake Whittaker and enjoy some of the best rainbow trout, and smallmouth bass fishing in Middlesex County. This 26-acre spring fed lake provides a…

Lambton County Trails

For health, pleasure, relaxation, and sheer natural beauty, Lambton County has trails of every description including boardwalks, waterfront walks, rail…

Lighthouse Point Nature Reserve

  • 80 E Shore Rd.

Named for the lighthouse originally built in 1833 that stands at the tip of the spit, Lighthouse Point Nature Reserve boasts a number of nature trails ideal…

Long Point Biosphere

  • Long Point World Biosphere Reserve

Amazing Places were nominated by the public to connect people to nature, and is developing a route with community partners to encourage people to get outside…

Long Point Provincial Park

  • Erie Blvd
  • +15194269497

Long Point Provincial Park, a 40-kilometre-long sandspit which is recognized as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations. It's a world-renowned refuge and…

Longwoods Road Conservation Area

  • 8348 Longwoods Road
  • +15192642420

A provincially significant wetland, Carolinian forest, and Caradoc sand plain all combine to make Longswoods Road Conservation Area a great place to get lost…

Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area

  • 3653 Petrolia Line
  • +15192453710

This Conservation Area is a nature lovers delight and features a number of wildlife ponds and nature trails. This family campground includes 145 serviced…

Magnolia Ranch

  • 178 County Rd E 50
  • +15197963113

Where old world charm meets modern amenities! The Magnolia Ranch bed and breakfast is a newly renovated, three-bedroom, Victorian Home that sits on a…

Maidstone Conservation Area

  • Lakeshore Rd 209
  • +15197765209

This 20 hectare site is perfect for an afternoon trip to the country. The area includes a winding 1.5 kilometre trail through an oak-hickory woodland. Walk…

McAuliffe Woods Conservation Area

  • Lessard Rd
  • +15197765209

A perfect surprise!  This Conservation Area is 9 hectares with an attractive network of trails.  Located in the Town of Tecumseh, the 1 kilometre…

McGeachy Pond Conservation Area

  • Erieau Road
  • +15193547310

Located on the north shore of Lake Erie, McGeachy Pond is a Provincially Significant Wetland, and an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. Enjoy viewing…

Middlesex County Trails

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Located on the cusp of the Carolinian life zone, one of North America's hot spots of natural diversity, Middlesex County reflects the transistion between…

Norfolk Trails

Norfolk County has an amazing selection of trails that will take you through forests, wetlands, grasslands and farmers’ fields. Explore areas…

Ojibway Park & Nature Centre

  • 5200 Matchette Road
  • +15199665852

The newly reconstructed Nature Centre is open seven days a week. There is no charge for admission and the building is accessible to those with disabilities…

Otter's Edge Estates

  • 4899 Plank Rd
  • +15198741232

Welcome to Otter’s Edge Estates! We offer a seasonal campground area which has 55 fully serviced sites located along the Big Otter Creek which runs…

Paradise Valley

  • 4895 Lakeshore Rd
  • 1-877-389-1147

At Paradise Valley, you can walk to the beaches of beautiful Lake Huron, relax poolside, enjoy the petting zoo and mini-golf, explore many walking trails or…

Pelee Island

  • Pelee Island
  • +18668895203

Come and discover one of Canada's Best Kept Secrets - Pelee Island. The southernmost habited point of the Canada, the Island is home to scenic landscapes…

Pinery Provincial Park

  • 9526 Lakeshore Rd.
  • +15192432220

6,532 acres of oak savanna & carolinian forest offers 1,000 campsites, 10 hiking trails, bicycle trail, canoeing, cross-country skiing & winter camping. Year…

Pittock Conservation Area

  • 725138 Pittock Park Road
  • 1-866-668-2267

The perfect place to reconnect with nature....where the speed of life slows down. Come for the day and enjoy a picnic on the lake or walk along the extensive…

Point Pelee National Park

  • 1118 Point Pelee Drive
  • +15193222365

A lush Carolinian forest oasis at the southernmost point of mainland Canada, Point Pelee National Park resounds with migrating song birds in the spring, hums…

Port Burwell Provincial Park

  • 20 Pitt Street

Located on the north shore of Lake Erie, Port Burwell, known as the “Jewel of Erie’s North Shore”. The Park is one of the best for witnessing spring…

Rock Glen Conservation Area

  • 8680 Rock Glen Rd
  • +15192352610

This gorgeous, 27-hectare park know worldwide for Devonian-era fossil deposits, its fossil and indigenous artifact collection at Arkona Lions Museum and…

Rock Point Provincial Park

  • 215 Niece Rd
  • +19057746642

A platform above the sand dunes offers the best view of Lake Erie, migrating birds and monarch butterflies in the Carolinian forests. Activities in the park…

Rondeau

  • 18050 Rondeau Park Road
  • 15196741750

Ontario’s second-oldest provincial park has 11 kilometers of sandy beaches and boasts excellent hiking, fishing, boating, biking, rollerblading and birding…

Rondeau Provincial Park

  • 18050 Rondeau Park Road
  • +15196741750

Nestled deep within the heart of Carolinian Canada lies Ontario’s second oldest Provincial Park. Lands that jut into shallow waters, inland creeks, marshes…

Ruscom Shores Conservation Area

  • Highway 2
  • +15197765209

Situated alongside Lake St. Clair, Ruscom Shores Conservation Area is an attractive natural marshland area with a well-managed trail ideal for some outdoor…

Sand Hill Park

  • RR#2
  • +15195863891

Towering some 450 feet above the north shore of Lake Erie stands a mountain of sand, a phenomenon of nature. Surrounded by a shaded campground, 2,200 feet of…

Sharon Creek Conservation Area

  • Springer Rd

Sharon Creek has 35.6 hectares of water and 12.9 hectares of forest, grassland, wooded ravines, a small wetland and a tallgrass prairie. The 2.8 hectare…

Silver Birches Park

  • 9537 Army Camp Rd
  • +15192432480

Silver Birches Park, a seasonal vacation park secluded in the lush Carolinian forest, offers a practical vacation experience the whole family will love There…

Solitude Nature Reserve

  • 45388 Dexter Line
  • (519) 671-0199

Solitude is available for day use from dawn to dusk for walking on the trails within the woods or having a picnic lunch by the pond. The main trail running…

Springwater Conservation Area

  • 8079 Springwater Road
  • +15197739037

They offer a wide range of outdoor activities for the whole family - camping, fishing, swimming, picnics, special events, hiking through Springwater Forest…

Summer Place Marina and Campground

  • 18254 Kent Bridge Rd, RR 1
  • +15196742326

Located on Rondeau Bay they offer daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal slips and campgrounds. Summer Place has large level campsites, good fishing, boat…

The Grand River

  • Caledonia to Port Maitland
  • 1-800-863-9607

For nearly 300 years, the Grand River has been used for commerce, power and recreation. Enjoy its charm and unique local flora and fauna that stem from being…

Trails In Oxford County

  • 519-539-9800 x 3355

Located within the Carolinian life zone of Canada, Oxford County is home to a rich natural environment and has many trails that will help you explore…

Tremblay Beach Conservation Area

  • St. Clair Road
  • +15197765209

Tremblay Beach Conservation Area is situated on the shore of beautiful Lake St. Clair and is bordered on the east side by Little Creek. Trails can be enjoyed…

Turkey Point Provincial Park

  • 194 Turkey Point Road
  • +15194263239

The only provincial park with a golf course, Turkey Point is also a naturalist's paradise. Its diverse ecosystem includes marshes, bluffs and oak savanna…

Warwick Conservation Area

  • Warwick Village Rd
  • +15198496770

Well treed lots in a rural setting make Warwick the ideal campground for quiet camping in a family atmosphere. Warwick features large serviced sites, a…

Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area

  • 6013 Blackwell Sideroad
  • +15192453710

The 2.5 km nature trail winds along a provincially significant marsh and includes several opportunities to get close to the many inhabitants of this wetland…

Wheatley Two Creeks Conservation Area

  • 21638 1 Kent Rd
  • +15193246988

Discover the well-marked Two Creeks trails -- 9.5 kilometres for cycling and 10 kilometres for walking or hiking. A short walk from the main parking area…

Windsor Essex Pelee Island Trails

  • Across Essex County & Pelee Island
  • +15192556530

Whether it’s walking, running, hiking or biking, our region caters to every whim in outdoor adventure. Windsor, Essex County and Pelee Island offer miles of…