By far, Cambridge's
best kept secret is its trails. These trails provide Cambridge residents
and visitors with the opportunity to hike, bike or canoe through
Cambridge with the added bonus of providing breathtaking views of the
Grand and Speed Rivers.
There are presently six "official" trails
along the majestic Grand and Speed Rivers which flow through our
beautiful city. These rivers are the major contributors to Cambridge's
diverse heritage and the source of many Cambridge activities and
festivals. In 1994, the Grand became the first urban waterway to be
named a Canadian Heritage River.
The Grand's natural assets include rare ferns, Carolinean forest
species, limestone bluff outcroppings and sensitive wetlands. The
valley boasts plentiful wildlife and is a natural resting ground for
numerous birds and butterflies on seasonal migration.
The tours and trails section of this City of Cambridge web site is
dedicated to "unveiling" Cambridge's greatest secret to its own
residents as well as the rest of the world. If your heart desires a
leisurely walk through one of Canada's great natural resources, a full
day hike, a high energy bike ride or if you are just looking for a day
in the sun, walk, hike, bike or canoe the Cambridge trails. If you
would like to join one of the organized events, please check out the activities & festivals page.
If you would like more information, please phone the city at: