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Description of the Area


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The Haldimand section of Waterfront Trail winds along quiet country roads lined by quaint waterfront cottages. It also passes through Dunnville, one of the larger Lake Erie Waterfront Trail communities.

Heading east from the Norfolk boundary near Port Dover, the Trail passes by Nanticoke Power Plant and Peacock Point. Both Haldimand Conservation Area and Selkirk Provincial Park offer camping and washrooms. Selkirk has a wonderful restaurant if you find yourself in need of nourishment.

The Trail east of Selkirk follows a beautiful country road with frequent views of Lake Erie. James Allan Provincial Park has beaches and washrooms, and is a good spot for walking and birdwatching. Located at the mouth of the Grand River, you see Port Maitland, once a thriving fishing village. Heading north, you enter Dunnville along the shores of the Grand River. Bing Conservation Area offers camping and loads of recreational activities including swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. Dunnville itself has many accommodation options as well as places to eat. Another wonderful option for camping or a great day is Rock Point Provincial Park--known for its fossils, viewing platform, sand dunes, beach, hiking trail, great birding.

Local Map

Main Access Points (with parking) 

  • Haldimand Conservation Area--644 Coast Dr. Nanticoke, ON N0A 1L0
  • Esplanade Park, Port Maitland-937 Port Maitland Rd. Located at the mouth of the Grand River, where it empties into Lake Erie.
  • Selkirk Provincial Park--151 Wheeler's Sideroad RR 1, Selkirk, ON NOA 1P0. Camping available.
  • James Allan Provincial Park--access via Myrnam Beach Rd and Kings Row
  • Bing Conservation Area -- 4969 Haldimand Rd 20, Dunnville, ON. Camping available.
  • Dunnville--ample parking accommodations, eateries and shopping.
  • Rock Point Provincial Park--215 Neice Rd, Dunnville, ON N1A 2X5. Camping available.

Resources, Local Maps and Connecting Trails

Haldimand produces a fantastic cycle tours maps that is available for download on their website:

Other Haldimand resources, including a Water Adventure Guide, Birding Map and iPhone app can be found on their website here:

Tourism Information

How to Get there and Public Transit Information

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VIA Rail - National Passenger Rail service.

Bike racks are available on all trains equipped with baggage cars.



Contact Information

(416) 943-8080
4195 Dundas St. West - Suite 227,
Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y4

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