The Township of Selwyn is committed to fostering a healthy, engaged and connected community. Trail development is one way to promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle and to connect community members to the natural beauty in our Township. Physical activity helps to prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, cancer and depression. An increase in physical activity can save millions in health care spending and helps to reduce stress and improves mental health.

Trails have the ability to strengthen the local social fabric of the community. They tend to create a continuity of volunteers and opportunities for friendships, networking and exploration. Trails bring people together to share social values while participating in meaningful activities.

Current Trail Networks

B.E.L Rotary Bridgenorth Trail

Completed in 2010, the trail is approximately 2.3 km in length and runs from Brumwell Street to the 5thg Line. The trail is lined with native trees and boasts a peaceful and tranquil setting amidst the Miller Creek Wetland. Located along the trail are benches and comfortable resting spots.

Ennismore Fitness Trail

Located at the Robert E. Young Recreation Complex in Ennismore, the outdoor trail features 1,150 metres of gravel trail and five fitness stations, making it suitable for many ages and abilities.

Ennismore Heritage Trail

There are 3 loops with a total trail distance of about 4 km Boardwalks, a picnic shelter, osprey platform and interpretive signage. The Trails are located throughout Ennismore Waterfront Park. The Trail is available during daylight hours until November 15th.

Lakefield Millennium Trail

Was completed late in 2000 as a community Millennium project.  It offers the Lakefield community a place to enjoy all the diversity the Village of Lakefield has to offer. The Trail connects to the Trans Canada Trail via the Peterborough County Rotary Trail.

Andrew Trail 

The quaint 450 m trail is beautifully situated in the Smith Ward connecting the communities of Eastwood Road and Andrew Avenue. The screened and levelled trail creates an easy and comfortable terrain for any participant.  Formalized in 2018, the trail boasts native wildflowers and shrubs.

Fairbairn Trail  

This 1.2 km picturesque trail provides a serene setting among the native trees and charming birds.  Accessible all year round, the trail has entrances off of Lindsay Road and the Fifth Line and will include parking at both trail head locations.  The multi-phase project, saw the completion of phase 1 in early 2019.  Once all 3 phases are completed, the trail will ultimately connect Bridgenorth to Peterborough.  We encourage you to enjoy this NEW portion of trail in our beautiful Township.

Miller Creek Wildlife Area Trail

Hike or walk the 1.5 km of trail through meadows, tall grasses to an observation point overlooking the Miller Creek Wildlife Area. This location is excellent for bird and amphibian watching. Various side trails will take you on a continued 1 km loop through wooded areas within the wetland. This area is classified as a Provincial Wetland.

Selwyn Conservation Area Trail

Located on the north-east shore of Chemong Lake, this 29 hectare property offers a natural relaxing outdoor recreation experience. The trails pass through a variety of habitats such as woodlands, wetlands and open fields. This gives visitors a chance to discover a variety of plants and wildlife in their natural environments.   

Trails Master Plan

The Township of Selwyn has a Trails Master Plan which provides the Township with a long-range strategy for trails and trail facilities. The Plan will explore existing and future trails as well as identifying linkages with other trail systems.

Trail Etiquette

When using any trail for hiking, cycling, or any other activity you enjoy on the trail, remember that a winning trail attitude includes safety, respect and relaxation. Always share a smile and a quick "Hello" with those you meet on the Trail.


  • Leave the Trail cleaner than you found it
  • Respect the permitted uses on the trail you plan to use
  • Stay on the marked trail. Do not make new trails
  • Keep pets leashed and pick up after them
  • Use garbage receptacles where they are provided, otherwise carry out your litter
  • When stopping for a rest, move to the side of the trail
  • Respect trail closures

Trails benefit the Community in many ways:

  • Health
  • Economic Development through Tourism
  • Recreation
  • Community Development

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