Explore the Trail

About our trails

The Waterford Heritage Trail network is a 19km decommissioned rail line that connects to the Brantford Rail Trail to the north, and the Sunrise Trail to the south. The trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Read more about the trail redevelopment project.

Gorgeous forests, fields, wetlands and grasslands line this rail trail, giving you a diverse landscape to view as you make your way into the town of Waterford. As you head out of Waterford you’ll pass through farmers’ fields, forests and wetlands. The trail supports a variety of activities including hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing.

Find bike-friendly local business and more on the Ontario By Bike website

Black Bridge

  Black Bridge is a century-old 166-metre long high-level rail bridge that is part of the Waterford Heritage Trail, the TransCanada Trail, and connects to Delhi, Port Dover, Simcoe, Brantford, Cambridge and Hamilton trails.

Trail features

Take in the gorgeous forests, fields, wetlands and grasslands on this rail trail as you make your way into the town of Waterford.

Maps & Parking

Trail access Waterford Heritage Trail and Shadow Lake Trail can be accessed from several locations within the town of Waterford

Trail Etiquette

Please see our Trail User’s Code and ensure the Waterford Heritage Trail and Shadow Lake Park stay beautiful.