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Waterfront Trail
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The Northumberland portion of this 350km trail begins
at Victoria St. S and Rideout St. in downtown Port Hope
east along the north shore of Lake Ontario mainly on
County and side roads. A map is recommended and is
available online at www.waterfronttrust.com
416.943.8080
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Nawautin Nature Sanctuary and Wetland
This 5.31 hectare sanctuary shelters a wide variety
of wildlife including deer, fox, beaver, rabbits and
birds. Discover a small covered bridge, several ponds,
waterfront parks and a pebbly beach that slopes
gradually to Lake Ontario. Accessible from the Estate
of Nawautin Shores, Lakeshore Road, south of Grafton
905.349.2822
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Lime Kiln Trail
This .5km cedar-lined trail is located off of Cty Rd 45
on Community Centre Rd. Drive 1.1 km to the trail
sign. The trail opens up to a dead end road leading to
Cty Rd 45. Cross the road beyond the gate for a hike
down to Ball’s Mill Conservation area. The trail ends
at Harwood Road.
905.342.2810
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Northumberland County Forest
This large, scenic municipal forest, containing a wide
variety of ecosystems, has over 40 km of unmaintained
trails, suited for year round use. Cross country skiing
trails are found in the western portion of the forest
(turn west from Beagle Club Road and Cty Rd 45 to
find the parking lot). OFSC passes are required on
snowmobile trails. It is recommended any motorized
use be done with respect to other users and with
proper insurance and safety gear. Please remain on the
trails to avoid poison ivy and to maintain the forest’s
ecological integrity.
866.401.3278
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Peter’s Woods Provincial Nature Reserve
905.373.5015 Willow Beach Field Naturalists
Russ’ Creek Trail
This forested 5km hike is located 1km south of Cty Rd
29 on Covert Hill Rd. Begin your hike at Russ’ Creek
Road. The trail winds through an area of natural and
scientific interest which was a farming community
in the mid 1800s now home to a remnant tall grass
prairie ecosystem containing provincially rare
wildflowers, shrubs, trees and grasses as well as the
animals and insects that depend on these species
for survival. Where the trail forks .5km after crossing
Dunbar Rd, keep to your left. The trail passes under a
hydro corridor and ends across from the Day Rd sign
at Cty Rd 22.
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Millennium Trail
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The Northumberland portion of this trail spans
from Hastings southeast to Hoard’s Station (just
east of Campbellford) taking you through 22km of
marshland, meadows, hayfields and some shade trees.
You’ll be travelling on an abandoned rail line with
1” - 2” gravel. At the halfway point in Campbellford
there is a deviation from the trail which will take you
on some back roads, a steep hill, Rotary trail along
the Trent River and over the Ranney Falls Suspension
Bridge. A topographical map is recommended and is
free by calling Northumberland Tourism.
866.401.EAST (3278)
This special area represents the sole-surviving Oak
Ridges Moraine “old growth” forest in Ontario. A .8
km trail passes through an open field and circles
the maple-beech forest. Accessible from McDonald
Road north of the village of Centreton.
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Trans Canada Trail
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Located on the shore of the Trent River in Trent
Hills, this 200 hectare park offers several trails and
a lookout towards picturesque Ranney Falls. The 91
metre Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is a grand
feature of the Park. It suspends 9 metres above the
gorge connecting the 5km granular Rotary Trail
(along the banks of the Trent Canal) to Ferris Park.
Accessible from County Rd 8 south of Campbellford.
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This area has 12 km of trails suited to hikers of all
ages. This diverse natural area supports a wide
variety of ecological communities including a
cold water stream, prairie remnants, a provincially
significant wetland, oak savannah and mature
mixed forest. Accessible from exit 509 at Hwy 401.
Travel north on Cty Rd 30 and at Orland, turn west
onto Goodrich Rd and travel for 2km.
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There are 6 kms of trails that meander through
open meadows and woodlands. Tackle a more
challenging route with an excellent view of the
surrounding countryside as you’re perched on top
of a drumlin. Further trail development is currently
underway. Accessible from County Rd 30 just south
of Campbellford.
613.394.4829 Lower Trent Conservation Area
Brighton Provincial Wildlife Area
This 392 hectare section of Crown land offers
multi-use trails passing forests, grasslands, streams
and a 5 acre pond that provides excellent habitat
for a variety of wildlife. Accessible from County Rd
26 approximately 3 km north beyond Hwy 401 to
Carman Road. East on Carman and a right on Coltman
Road. Drive 2 km to a large parking lot on your right.
613.475.0670
www.friendsofferris.ca
Seymour Conservation Area
How to find us
613.394.4829
www.tctrail.ca
Ferris Provincial Park
Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area
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Proctor Park Conservation Area
This area offers a 2.5 km marked hiking trail that
weaves its way through mixed forest and rolling
hills. Accessible from the north side of the ProctorSimpson Barn Theatre, Cty Rd 30 just north of the
town of Brighton.
Additional brochures from
Northumberland Tourism
Travel Guide
Especially for Kids
Driving Tours
Farm Tours
Sports Fishing Map
Golfing
Accommodations
Snowmobiling
Northumberland Forest
Gardens of Northumberland
County Road Map ($5.00)
List of Hiking Clubs in Northumberland
PRINTED ON FSC CERTIFIED PAPER
(Forest Stewardship Council)
613.394.4829
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Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Meandering along one of Warkworth’s most lovely
features, the Mill Creek, this 2.6km wheelchair
accessible trail offers a panoramic picture of the
surrounding tree-covered drumlins, forests, uplands
and valleys. Accessible from the bridge on Main
Street in Warkworth just off County Rd 29.
This popular park along the north shore of Lake
Ontario offers several flat trails. Presqu’ile shelters
one of the most important wetlands in the province
and its position under a major flyway makes it
especially popular with birds and birdwatchers.
Accessible from Cty Rd 2 about 4 km south of the
town of Brighton.
705.653.1900
613.475.4324 www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca
Cobourg, ON, Canada
Tel: 866.401.EAST (3278) or 905.372.3329 x 2257
www.northumberlandtourism.com
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The Northumberland portion of this trail is
accessible at Northumberland’s western boundary
Cold Springs Camp Road which is off County Rd
9. Proceed north to the 10th Line for roadside
parking. Follow the white blazes painted on tree
trunks as you walk through the Ganaraska Forest.
Blazes appear on utility poles and posts along the
15km portion from Bewdley to Gore’s Landing.
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Copyright. Northumberland County, 2007.
Welcome to our trails. All trails listed are
identified on the map by their corresponding
numbers. The legend below identifies the
experience each trail has to offer.
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map
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snowshoeing
washrooms
user fees
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Ganaraska Hiking Trail
This 500km route starts in Port Hope and joins with
the Bruce Trail near Glen Huron. The southern end
of the trail is located at the large boulder opposite
the Port Hope Town Hall on the west bank of the
Ganaraska River. The trail heads north on the west
bank of the river. Expect to encounter a variety of
terrain including rolling and rocky sections. A map
is recommended.
888.767.8467 www.ganaraska-hiking-trail.ca
Majestic Hills Trail
This 1.5km trail passes through groves of sumac,
pines, and maple trees. It crosses a valley with a sandy
creek. A steep climb to the top of the other side of the
valley allows you a commanding view of farm fields
and Lake Ontario. The trail, north of Cty Rd 74, begins
on an unassumed road allowance across from the
Hamilton Township Office parking lot on Cty Rd 18.
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This 4,000 hectare, multi-use area offers yearround recreational opportunities and has over 300
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Rice Lake Conservation Area
This easy 2.2km double-looped trail starts to the
right of the parking lot winding back from Rice
Lake with a scenic view. Leading into Bewdley from
the east at County Rd 9 is Cavan Road with the
conservation area on the north side.
905.885.8173
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Ganaraska Millennium Trail
A relatively level 2.4km looped trail along the
Ganaraska River. After walking over the marsh
boardwalk halfway along the trail, there is quite
a steep slope up the eastern portion of the trail
with gentle slopes heading back to the trail head.
Various demonstration sites are designed to show
landowners how to protect and enhance their
properties through conservation techniques. The
trail begins at the Ganaraska Conservation Authority
offices on the northwest corner of Hwy 401 and
County Rd 28 (across from Tim Horton’s).
905.885.8173
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Spartan Ravine Walkway
This network of trails begins on Jocelyn Street west
of Crossley Drive (look for trailhead on south side)
and connects with the Ganaraska Trail (to the north).
For a time, breweries seeking a steady source of
fresh water located along the ravine. The first of
these, the Ambrose and Winslow Brewery, was built
in the 1800s and burned to the ground in the 1970s.
888.767.8467