This loop hike focuses not only on the journey, but also the après hike appeal of Paris, Ontario, often called the “prettiest little town in Canada.” With its location at the confluence of the Nith and Grand Rivers, the town is a natural base for exploring local riverside trails and walks that take in the town’s beautiful cobblestone buildings. This loop will appeal to those interested in local lore and history and who want to be tempted by quaint shops and cafes along the way.
- Length: 8.5 kilometres
- Level of Difficulty: Easy
- Length of Time: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
- Points of Interest: Nith River, Grand River, Penman’s Dam, down¬town Paris shops and restaurants, great views
Download the detailed loop guide to learn more and plan your hike.
Hamilton and Area Hikes Series
The Hamilton region has become known as the “Waterfall Capital of the World”, and hikers have made tracks here only to find that the area provides much more to explore. The waterfalls are just the beginning of what makes Hamilton a haven for hikers, and memorable day hikes in the area can reveal stunning Carolinian forests, abundant wildlife, spectacular vistas, and historic villages.
The Hamilton and Area Hikes series is your “step by step” guide to six different day hikes that explore conservation areas, the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail and the Grand River. Each loop hike includes a detailed map, precise directions, local lore, information about the flora, fauna, and history you are likely to encounter, and après hike suggestions.
Don’t miss the other loops in the series: