Paddling on the Grand River

Nestled along the Grand River, Brantford is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Brantford is "The Hub of Ontario Trails" and offers over 70km of trails that are perfect for exploring year-round.


With its extensive trail system, Brantford has become a premier destination for cyclists.

Hub of Ontario Trails
Brant's Crossing, 150 Icomm Dr., Brantford
Your options are endless with over 70km of natural trails in Brantford to hike, run or cycle. The Hub of Ontario Trails – named this because 3 major trails intersect at Brant’s Crossing near downtown Brantford – connects you to Hamilton, Port Dover, Cambridge and beyond.

Look for the Trail Mix signs displayed on the km markers between the Hardy Rd. trail entrance and River Rd./Dyke Trail intersection. Use your smartphone to scan the QR codes and enjoy free music by local artists.


Reconnect with nature by exploring Brantford’s trails, parks and the Grand River.

A1 Cycle
111 Sherwood Dr. Unit 17, Brantford
Located in the Cordage Heritage District, A1 Cycle is a full-service bicycle and pro scooter shop. Winners of the 2022 Best Bike Business Award for the Hamilton Halton Brant region! 

Brantford Rotary Bike Park
400 Grand River Ave., Brantford
Explore this great outdoor attraction in Brantford with your own bike, complete with jump lines for all skill levels.

Heron Head Bikes
120 Morrell St., Brantford
Heron Head Bikes can help with everything from new and used bike sales, service, parts, tours, rentals and information about where to ride.


Mohawk Park
51 Lynnwood Dr., Brantford
Spend a few hours enjoying one of the most beautiful views in Brantford, looking out over Mohawk Lake. Young children will love the playground equipment. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit for the Sprinklemania splash pad!

Lorne Park
15 Colborne St. W., Brantford
Relax, hike or cycle through this beautiful greenspace adorned with some of the City’s most gorgeous flower displays, rolling green hills and towering trees.


The beautiful Grand River weaves its way through Brantford, Six Nations of the Grand River and the County of Brant, linking our three communities together. Area outfitters make it easy to gear up and go.

Grand Experiences
Offering guided and self-guided paddle sports along the Grand River, as well as cycling and hiking adventures in the large forested reserves in the Brantford area. They also sell a wide variety of outdoor equipment and accessories through their online store.

Grand River Rafting
Explore the beauty of Ontario's Grand River with Grand River Rafting. Choose from their variety of rentals including turbo tubes, kayaks, SUPs, canoes, yaks, rafts and paddle boards. 

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