A 45+-km. multi-use trail, perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling. Stretching from Carrying Place to Picton, in Prince Edward County, the trail takes you by farmers’ fields and vineyards, streams and forests, and through some towns as well. A great way to take in the beauty and tranquility of the area.
West of Burlington, this scenic, forested trail leads you down into Grindstone Creek Valley, then up through Smokey Hollow to a beautiful ribbon waterfall. Go early in the day, as parking is limited and the trail can get busy, especially on weekends. After your hike, treat yourself to the famous fritters at the Copper Kettle Café (312 Dundas St. E.), in historic Waterdown.
Forks of the Credit National Park
This beautiful, Caledon park encompasses sections of the famous Bruce Trail and Trans Canada Trail. Hike, fish, or go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing during the winter months. Don’t leave the area before visiting the picturesque little hamlet of Belfountain, at the edge of the park!
Dundas Valley Conservation Area
1,200 hectares of Carolinian forests, colourful meadows, and cold water streams. Start at the Victorian replica train station. Over 3 dozen hiking trails, including the 40-kilometre beautifully groomed portion of the Bruce trail (a former rail line that connected Hamilton to Brantford). And if you haven’t visited downtown Dundas, you’ll discover one of Canada’s prettiest towns dating to 1847. Set where the Niagara Escarpment splits, its nickname is the “Valley Town”.