Outdoor & Touring

Outdoor & Touring

Enjoy the outdoors in St. Jacobs Country

Mennonite Farm Tours

This horse-drawn trolley tour travels from St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market along tranquil country roads to a typical Old Order Mennonite mixed farming operation. Spring through fall, visit the farmyard.

Waterloo Central Railway

Take a heritage railway ride between Waterloo, St. Jacobs Famers' Market and the Village of St. Jacobs. Seasonal. Special event trains throughout the year too.

519-886-8468, 9am - 9pm Eastern

Scenic Railway


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

New On-Road Cycling Routes

Local cycling enthusiasts have some great suggestions for on-road cycling routes in Woolwich Township. How about a 'Mennonite Country Block Tour', a 'General Store Tour', a ride through Ontario's last remaining covered bridge in West Montrose, or even an early spring race along country routes.

On-road cycling routes in St. Jacobs area