Looking to enjoy beautiful fall days in nature? Here are our top 5 Kitchener trails for a crisp fall walk.
1. Huron Natural Area Also known as Kitchener’s largest natural space, this park includes a natural playground, lakes, boardwalks, forest hiking, trails, and meadows. 7 km of trails run along this picture-perfect area with some just outside the park boundary that connects with the park trail system.
2. Schneider Creek Trail With stunning views of the Grand River and Pioneers Memorial Tower, this 6 km loop trail has many options for exploring. Taking an average of an hour and a half to complete, this is a popular trail for hiking and running.
3. Homer Watson Park Trail This 4.5 km trail starts off along the Grand River, then through Homer Watson Park and Schneider Creek Greenway. Although this is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and snowshoeing, you can still find solitude during quieter times of the day. The trail is open all year and is a beautiful place to visit anytime.
4. Strasburg Creek Community Trail There are many creeks, bridges, and ponds to explore on this 5 km loop! If entering from Strasburg Road, you can then exit by walking along the edge of the large cornfield to the new section of Strasburg Road.
5. Stanley Park Conservation Area This 2.7 km flat trail includes forest on one side and backyards on the other. Enjoy a peaceful walk in the city as you embrace the quiet subdivision that surrounds it.