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Outdoor & Touring

Outdoor & Touring

Enjoy Outdoor Experiences in St. Jacobs Country

Horse Drawn Farm Experiences

Spring to fall, a horse-drawn trolley travels from St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market along tranquil country roads where you'll visit a typical Old Order Mennonite mixed farming homestead.

Waterloo Central Railway

Take a heritage railway ride between St. Jacobs Farmers' Market and the Village of St. Jacobs. Special event trains throughout the year too! Check for dates and ticket information here:

519 504 0527, 9am - 9pm Eastern

Scenic Railway

St. Jacobs Farmers' Market & "Mennonite Country" Food Tour

Enjoy a full day tour including St Jacobs Farmers Market, brewery tasting, a journey into the heart of Mennonite country for lunch and a farm visit. Pick up locations in Toronto and Waterloo. Select dates; call or email to reserve your seat!


vendor with tomatoes at market


The St. Jacobs Millrace Footpath

Stroll the St. Jacobs portion of the Trans Canada Trail! This 2 km footpath follows an 1860s vintage millrace that was constructed beside the Conestogo River to serve the power needs of the gristmill. A lovely walk in any season. Trail head located behind The Mill parking lot.

St. Jacobs Mill Race Trail

Trails in Woolwich Township

Woolwich Township boasts eleven trails totalling more than 80 kilometres, for walking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, many along the picturesque Conestogo and Grand Rivers or its tributaries.

Grand River aerial view

"Trails Take Flight" in Grand River Country

Learn about 20 favourite birding trails located in the Grand River watershed, which makes up a diverse area known as Grand River Country.

Trails Take Flight. Blue Heron

On-Road Cycling

See local suggestions for on-road routes in Woolwich Township. Enjoy a 'Mennonite Country Block Tour', 'General Store Tour', or ride through Ontario's last remaining covered bridge.

On-road cycling routes in St. Jacobs area