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Make sure to schedule some time to get out into the great outdoors while you’re in Huron. There are 30 hiking trails from which to experience the great natural features and landscapes that Huron County has to offer. Click on the “Attractions” tab above for a few suggestions to get you started.

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  • Interesting Fact
    There are over 30 hiking trails in Huron County
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    All over Huron County
Bannockburn Conservation Area
This 1km trail loop is located on Bannockburn Line (east of Varna). Early morning walks will reward you with sightings of deer, grouse and numerous song birds. Bannockburn is home to six different natural communities: wet meadow, white cedar, deciduous forest, marsh, old field and aquatic. Download the audio guide through the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority.
South Huron Trails
This all-season 8 km trail winds through the picturesque Ausable River Valley between MacNaughton Park in Exeter and Morrison Dam Conservation Area on Morrison Line. The river, trees, birds and wildlife make this an ideal setting for a nature trail. It’s also one of the best places to see the area’s unique white squirrels. This trail offers an amazing Trail Mobile service for those with mobility issues (service must be pre-booked).
Maitland Trail
From the trail head near Auburn to Goderich is 49km. The Trail follows the beautiful, winding route of the lower Maitland River, and includes areas of ecological significance. You’ll traverse narrow trails, wide rambling trails, hills, through forests, past farmland, river vistas, autumn meadows and towering forests.
Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail
The Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail, or G2G, is a 127km train right of way abandoned in 1988 and currently under re-development as a highly accessible public recreational trail for non-motorized use – walking, hiking, running, cycling, snowshoeing and skiing.
Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area
The HPWA consists of seven different coloured trails and dyke systems. A large variety of ecosystems, wildlife, vistas and plants can be seen on the trails and viewing stands. The trails have all been blazed according to a standardized method used across North America.
Sawmill Trail
One of the Bayfield River Valley Trails, the 1.7km Sawmill Trail features a range of historical and natural points of interest. Naturalists will enjoy the changing terrain, varied plant life, and the telltale signs of abundant wildlife.
Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area
The Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area offers a scenic 3km trail loop that crosses the Belgrave Creek, passes through meadows with hedgerow plantings and down a steep hill to the cedar lowlands at the river. A boardwalk leads through the hemlock forest to the upland hardwoods and red pine plantation.