Hiking

Throughout the Otonabee Region watershed, and indeed within the municipalities of the County of Peterborough and City of Peterborough, we are fortunate to have an extensive trail system for hiking and walking. Trails provide an open, safe space for recreation, education and physical activity, and a place where the landscape is preserved.

Where to hike on Otonabee Conservation lands:

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground

At the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground you will find close to 15 km of trail that meanders through forests and across open limestone plains. From the scenic lookout, you can view the Indian River valley and along the trail see potholes and kettles and hear the sounds of the disappearing river. Be sure to download the trail map to guide you on your way to exploration!

Harold Town Conservation Area

There is an extensive network of mountain biking trails at the Harold Town Conservation Area which are also enjoyed by walkers, and runners ~ trail etiquette is appreciated!

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

For the hiker who enjoys seeing a diversity of habitat along the journey, Selwyn  Beach Conservation Area is wonderful!