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A walk through a quiet woods on a sunny, winter day lets you reconnect with nature. Breathe in the cool, fresh air and get grounded with a hike along one of Huron County’s many trails before heading home and warming up with a hot chocolate by the fire. 

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Varna Nature Trail Guided Hikes


Guided hikes at the Varna Nature Trails (Mavis/Taylor Trails) are currently suspended being in compliance with the Ontario government stay-at-home order. All trails maintained by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association remain open for personal exercise by groups of not more than 5 people.

Why not fight the winter blues by bundling up and getting outside for a walk in the woods? The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) is happy to announce guided hikes every Saturday.

The hikes will begin at 10 a.m. through to Feb. 27 at the Varna Nature Trails. Participants are asked to meet at the Stanley Community Complex, Mill Road, just west of Varna.

Each Saturday, two hike leaders will guide a one-hour hike (2.5km) on the Mavis/Taylor nature trails. All are welcome, including dogs on leash. Participants will follow social distancing protocols, so please bring a mask. Sign-in will be in the lobby of the Stanley Complex and washrooms will be open. Hikers will need to sign both a COVID screening checklist and a liability waiver to participate in the hike. During the hike, participants may remove their mask as long as they keep 2m (6ft) distance from other hikers. Groups will be limited to 25, first come first served.

Organizers note that they will hike in any weather as long as the trail is safe, so please dress appropriately. If the hike is cancelled, the BRVTA will post that information by 8 a.m. the day of the hike on their Facebook page “Bayfield Trails” and website bayfieldtrails.com.

Of course, these hikes are subject to Provincial restrictions on public gatherings, which may change.

For questions or more information, contact BRVTA Hike Coordinator Ralph Blasting at rjblastingjr@gmail.com or 519 525-3205

White Squirrel Golf Club Trails

Explore the new trails at White Squirrel Golf Club!

Huron County Hiking Trails

Hiking GuideExplore one (or more!) of the 30+ hiking trails found throughout Huron County, available for all ages and skill levels. From forested paths and riverside walks to historic railways and open meadows, experience the picturesque, outdoor landscapes that Huron County has to offer, all year-round. For a hiking route map, check out our Hiking Guide!

Borrow Snowshoes

If the snow permits, try your hand at showshoeing by checking out a pair of snowshoes from the Huron County Library with your library card (limited supply), and hitting the Huron County trails!

Private Family Skate

Get some exercise and breathe in the winter air with Dark Horse Estate Winery. Their new outdoor rink offers families private 50-minute time slots for an exclusive family skate! Reservations required.

Find out about safety measures and more at Dark Horse Estate Winery.

Try out a Fat Bike

G2G Fundraiser PosterFrom January 20 to March 31, try out a Fat Bike and support the G2G trail!

  1. Contact the Goderich Bike Shop at (519) 955-5100 or email contact@goderichbikeshop.com to reserve your bike.
  2. Make a donation to the G2G Trail here in lieu of rental fees.
  3. Pick up your FAT BIKE at Blyth Studio Suites in Blyth.
  4. Enjoy the ride!

Brought to you by Goderich Bike Shop & Blyth Studio Suites