Waterford Heritage Trail

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The Waterford Heritage Trail welcomes you to our section of the Trans Canada Trail. We’re pretty proud of our Black Bridge, a 166 metre long high level bridge with panoramic views of the Waterford Ponds. Our bridge boasts a fully decked surface, guard rails and three overlooks. You can get to our Black Bridge via trails from Delhi, Port Dover, Simcoe and Brantford - which has trails extending to Cambridge and Hamilton. However you get here, there will be lots to see from fields of tobacco, ginseng, potatoes and all the crops we grow here in Norfolk County. In adjoining woods and ponds there’s the possibility of spotting an eagle, beaver, turtle, deer, wild turkey, fox or coyote. Come spring we have wildflowers, in summer crops, in fall the colours and in winter we are so far south people could be out biking.  So do come and visit us and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Rail Trail Network

Norfolk County has 45km of converted rail trails. Starting at the trail access point at Lions Park on Davis Street in Simcoe, it is:

  • 9.2 km north to the Waterford Black Bridge on the Waterford Heritage Trail 
  • 20 km north to Brant County line at Jenkins Road on the Waterford Heritage Trail 

Increasing Accessibility

A number of trail features increase accessibility for all users. 

  • The gates at all access points are now a minimum width 39 inches to allow room for wheelchairs, bike trailers, etc. to pass through.
  • The trail is paved from Thompson Road north to the Black Bridge; north of the Black Bridge to Mechanic Street; the spur line south west of the Black Bridge down to water level, under the Black Bridge and east into downtown Waterford. 
  • A staircase now enables access from the main trail, down to the water level below.

Trailheads and Access Points [between Brant County and Simcoe]

  • Jenkins Road
  • Concessions 2 & 3 Townsend
  • Norfolk County Road 19 East
  • Concessions 5, 6 & 7 Townsend
  • Concession 8 Townsend [Mechanic Street]
  • Nichol Street
  • Thompson Road
  • Concessions 10, 11, 12 & 13 Townsend

Parking

Parking for the Waterford Heritage Trail is available at:

  • Old Hwy 24 at Bloomsburg
  • West end of Nichol Street 
  • Waterford Ponds Parking Lot on Mechanic Street
  • Thompson Road Bridge [coming soon]

Membership

Become a member of the fastest growing trail in Norfolk County. Annual fee - $15 individual, $20 family Contact Terry Bonnett 

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone: 519-428-0060

Waterford Rail Lands Redevelopment

A committee has been struck to transform the abandoned railway lands that abut the Waterford Ponds, into an attractive functional recreational area. The goal is to enhance the outdoor experience for the residents of Waterford and beyond. Visit our website www.waterfordpondspark.com

Membership: Become a member of the fastest growing trail in Norfolk County. Annual fee - $15 individual, $20 family Contact Terry Bonnett Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone: 519-428-0060