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Jackson Creek Trail

The Jackson Creek Trail is a 4.5-kilometre multi-use trail with a variety of recreational opportunities within the City of Peterborough and Township of Selwyn. Permitted activities include hiking and cycling in the summer months, and cross-country skiing in the winter, with nature viewing enjoyed year round. The Jackson Creek Trail is a section of the Trans Canada Trail, which links to the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail in the west and Peterborough Trans Canada Trail in the South-east.

Outdoor Adventure

Explore the Jackson Creek Trail for a thrilling outdoor adventure! Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, or even cross-country skiing, this trail has it all. Discover the beauty of nature while having fun on your favorite outdoor activities. Get ready for an exciting journey along this fantastic trail!


Heading west from Jackson Park you will pass through a variety of landscapes and habitats. Some of these include upland forest, forested lowlands, valley land, and wetland areas. Each area contains its own unique and interesting assortment of plants and wildlife.

The main feature along the entire length of the trail, disappearing occasionally into the forest, is Jackson Creek. The creek is largely responsible for the abundance of diverse plant and animal life, providing for optimum viewing opportunities along the entire length of the Jackson Creek Trail.

Enjoy a family ride, commute across town, or pass through the area when travelling the Trans Canada Trail on a longer adventure. The Jackson Creek Trail offers 4.5 kilometres of flat wide crushed limestone trail bed suitable to all levels of cyclists.

During the winter months the Jackson Creek Trail offers 4 kilometres of machine-groomed trail (Jackson Park to Ackison Road) for both classic and skate-style cross-country skiing. The machine grooming is provided by the Peterborough Nordic Club (PNC), a group of local volunteers. This has been made possible through an agreement between Otonabee Conservation and the PNC.

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