Greenbelt Route and Lake Ontario Watershed Network
The 475km Greenbelt Route connects communities, farms and businesses from the scenic wine region of Niagara to the challenging but stunning hills of Northumberland along Ontario’s Greenbelt, terminating at Roseneath near Rice Lake. There are three connections to the Greenbelt Route in Hamilton, via the Dundas Valley, Red Hill Valley, and Escarpment Rail Trail. You can experience a number of these connections via the HamBur Loop, Escarpment Country Cruise, and Dundas Valley Loops, all following the Greenbelt Route, Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, and one of the signed connectors joining them as part of the Lake Ontario Watershed Network.
Are longer multi-day adventures more your thing? Check out the Grand Great Lakes to Greenbelt 1000km itinerary. Guiding you along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, and Greenbelt Route in an incredible figure-8 (with Hamilton as the hub) this route will give you a quintessential southern Ontario experience.
Royal Botanical Gardens Trail System
From Cootes Paradise to the Hendrie Valley, the RBG trail system – over 18km, 10 lookouts, 12 creek crossings around Cootes Paradise Marsh. Parking located at Princess Point (near 300 Longwood Rd N, Hamilton, ON)
Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail
A 32 km off-road trail that connects Hamilton’s Dundas Valley to Brantford Ontario. The trail continues uninterrupted to Paris and Cambridge.
The TransCanada Trail passes through Hamilton. The Hamilton Brant Rail Trail has been officially recognized as part of the TransCanada Trail network.