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.

Paris Wincey Mills

Itinerary Highlights

  • 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.

Download Loop Guide


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:

These loops are just the beginning of the scenic walkabouts that await in Hamilton Halton Brant. We’ve got hundreds of miles of paths and trails where you can treat your feet to a few hours of adventure.

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Now thru December 7

Bicycle Rentals in the Grand Valley

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Easy Peddling

Now thru November 15

Glen Morris to Paris – Grand River Day Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Daily departures.

October 29 - May 18

Nith River Adventure Getaway

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Available daily October 2019 to May 2020. Check for available dates.

Now thru October 15

Grand River 2-Day Canoe and Camping Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

8-Hour, Self-Guided

February 20

The Home Brewer Yeast Education & Management Workshop

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Road, Brantford

7-9 PM - Mitchell Tuckey, Headbrewer Steel Wheel Brewery - $30+tax/person (ticket includes the course...

Now thru October 30

Weekend in Paris Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

April 4

Night at the Museum Family Flashlight Tour

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM; For 3 years and older. Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors/Youth/Children: $10,...

May 18

Spring Time on the Farm – Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville. Spruce Lane Farmhouse - by Parking lot F

10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Price Details: Daily vehicle permit required, most activities included (pony...

April 2

Learn About Cannabis Cultivation

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Rd, Brantford, ON N3T 5L8

7-9 PM - Dr. Youbin Zheng, University of Guelph - $25+tax/person

August 9 - 16

Ghost Walks of Spruce Lane Farm

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

1219 Burloak Drive, Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter

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June 6 - September 27

Wake Up the Wild

African Lion Safari

1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton, ON, N1R 5S2

3 hour experience, mornings only. Maximum 12 people. Must be booked in advance.

Now thru March 31

An Authentic Taste of Italy – Cooking Class

Berkeley North

31 King William St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

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