Waterloo Region is home to scenic rural and urban trails that beckon you to get out and explore them at any time of year. However in the fall, these trails take on a special, magical allure. When the leaves change colour and the air becomes crisp, it’s the perfect time to take in the beauty of the region from one of its many trails. And the trails you’ll find here are as varied as the region itself.
For cyclists, the Region of Waterloo has more than 500 kilometres of on-road bike lanes and off-road shared-use trails. This increasing network of trails connects the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, as well as the surrounding townships, making cycling an easy, safe and enjoyable way to visit unique destinations, urban neighbourhoods and local attractions. Waterloo Region is also home to The Hydrocut – one of Ontario’s top-ranked mountain bike trails.
Leave your keys behind and enjoy a family outing on foot as you stroll along the many trails that wind their way through the the region’s cities and townships! Hikers will enjoy the Walter Bean Trail – a 78 km stretch that follows along the Grand River through Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, as well as the townships of Woolwich and North Dumfries. The Kissing Bridge Trailway travels for 45 km along former rail lines that take you through rural communities, and along rivers and wetlands. You can also take a short detour off the trail to see the West Montrose Covered Bridge (also known as the Kissing Bridge), which is the last covered bridge in Ontario.
There is truly something for everyone, and a trail for every ability. Find out more about Waterloo Region’s trails, and #ExploreWR this fall!
Also check out this blog by Lindsay Davies (I’ve Been Bit: a Travel Blog)