Bayfield area trails are being heralded by walkers, cross country runners and those who enjoy snowshoeing from all over the province, for their variety and natural beauty during all four seasons of the year.

This scenic and historic village on the eastern shore of Lake Huron has long been a summer haven for visitors who love the tranquil tree lined streets with their heritage buildings, the shops, the restaurants, the wonderful beaches and the boats that reside in Ontario’s most picturesque harbour. Bayfield evokes the atmosphere of an old English country village.

Everyone who enjoys the adventure of walking in natural surroundings with their families can savour the beauty of the Bayfield River Valley, and the many varied hiking trails that can be found in and around the village. There are well marked and maintained trails for all skill and fitness levels that encourage family day hikes of varying lengths from 1 to 5 kilometres.

Bayfield River Valley Trail Association now has several newly trained hiking leaders, eager to get out on the trails. We are offering at least two regular hiking events for each of the summer months, the second Sunday afternoon and the fourth Thursday morning, to be accompanied by three leaders for each hike. Hikes will be of varying degrees of length and difficulty. Some of the hikes will have an educational component to help acquaint you with our history and our natural environment. Generally dogs on leash are welcome but it is always best to check with your hike leader. All hikers are reminded to wear proper shoes and bring water. If you have questions or would like to make suggestions, contact