There is a new Edition of the Elgin – St Thomas Cycling & Hiking Trail Map. Download or view from the link, our trail is marked in orange.
Working on new Elgin Hiking Trail Map, Feb 2019
Archie Coulter Conservation Area
46900 Brouwer’s Line – south of hwy 3 at Orwell
4.2 kilometres of trail
Dalewood Conservation Area
Referenced from Hwy. 401: Take exit 189, Highbury Ave. South for approx. 14 km and turn right on Ron McNeil Line at the traffic lights, continue approx. 2.5 km and just past a big dip in the road turn left on Dalewood Drive, follow this till you arrive at a single lane bridge, cross and immediately turn left into a small parking area.
Dan Patterson Conservation Area
Referenced from Hwy. 401: Take exit 189, Highbury Ave. South for approx. 13 km. Just past Ferguson Line the highway crosses a cement bridge and immediately after you turn left on Mapleton Line. The Dan Patterson Area is on your left with a small parking lot.
Elgin Hiking Trail – 41 km.
Port Stanley along Kettle Creek to St Thomas and along Dodd Creek to Southdel Drive.
List of access points on NOTICES page.
Referenced from Hwy. 401: Take exit 177 south and proceed on Highway 4 to Port Stanley, Ontario. After entering the village of Port Stanley turn right at the first traffic light, cross the bridge, follow the road ahead and turn left at the next intersection (William Street) towards the beach on Lake Erie.
The trail starts at the beach, next to Mackie’s Restaurant, look for the
three two “Post People Hikers”.
Paid parking is in force in Port Stanley and rates and hours change frequently. See Paid Parking in Port Stanley for latest rates.
Many access points are available west of Hwy. 4 on all cross roads south of St. Thomas, Ontario i.e. Southdale Line, John Wise Line, Fruit Ridge Line, Sparta Line. The Shaw’s side trail veering off to the right on the map ends at Shaw’s Ice Cream and the side trail markers are blue.
E. M. Warwick Conservation Area
26135 Warwick Line, follow Talbot Trail (Hwy 3) east from Eagle, take McKillop Side Road south for 3 km.
Fingal Wildlife Management Area
34469 Fingal Line
Hunting small game is permitted on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during appropriate seasons and in accordance with Provincial Hunting Regulations.
Kirk-Cousins Management Area
(Day use permit required)
Lake Margaret Trail
Lake Whittaker Conservation Area
5840 Whittaker Lane, Harrietsville
Port Burwell Provincial Park
9 Wilson Lane
John E Pearce Provincial Park
29424 Lakeview Line
Springwater Conservation Area
8079 Springwater Road
The Springwater Conservation Area provides 8 kms of hiking trails open year-round. A nominal donation of $2.00 per person is requested to help support maintenance of the trails. Fee boxes are located at each entrance of the trails.
Yarmouth Natural Heritage Area
47502 Sparta Line
5.6 kilometres of trail