The Millrace Footpath
Walk the St. Jacobs portion of the Trans Canada Trail! This 2 km footpath follows an 1860's vintage millrace that was constructed alongside the Conestoga River to serve the power needs of a gristmill in the Village of St. Jacobs. A lovely walk any season of the year. Trailhead located on Front St. behind "the Mill"
The Health Valley Trail
A lovely flat trail heading east along the Conestoga River out of the town of St. Jacobs. Trailhead located at east end of Municipal Parking lot off Albert St., St. Jacobs. For amibitous walkers or trail cyclists, look for the connector trail heading south alongside Hwy 85 to St. Jacobs Market Distric (approx. 5 km; caution steep hill).
More Trails in Woolwich Township
Woolwich Township boasts eleven trails totaling more than 80 kilometres, for walking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, as designated. In St. Jacobs, wander a km or 2 along the Mill Race Footpath to the west or the Health Valley Trail to the east. Click here to see more.
More Trails and Trail Associations in the Area
Click links below for information on more trails, hiking events, and volunteer opportunities to become involved with trail associations in the area:
• Woolwich Healthy Communities
• Grand Valley Trail Association
• Avon Trail Association
• G2G (Guelph to Goderich) Trailway
• The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail)
On-Road Cycling Routes
Local cycling enthusiasts have some great suggestions for on-road cycling routes in Woolwich Township. How about a 'Mennonite Country Block Tour' or a 'General Store Tour'? For information on these routes and more, click here.