Follow along The Great Trail or Health Valley Trail and enjoy riverside access to some of the sweet spots along the Grand and Conestogo Rivers. Free to visit but if you’re feeling extra adventurous book in advance for any one hour, two hour or four hour excursions.
Located at 15 Curtis Avenue South in Paris Ontario, directly on the S.C. Johnson Trail, the County of Brant Community Services Building houses Brant Tourism. A safe and very convenient area for cyclists, the building has a bicycle rack & picnic table area. During business hours (0830-1630 M-F) there is access to washrooms, water, first aid, tourism staff, maps & destination brochures. Within a couple hundred meters there are restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores. The County of Brant Community Relations Department is also housed in this building and they offer a wonderful “Bike Lend” program. For all the details visit http://www.brant.ca/en/discover-brant/hiking-and-cycling.asp
We are Southern Ontario’s Outdoor Adventure Company, offering cycling, paddling & hiking adventures across South Central Ontario since 1997. After successful years as a paddle tour operation, Grand Experiences expanded in 2002 as we began bike rentals, by 2005 guided cycling experiences were offered by trained facilitators. Since then our cycling tours have taken off! We offer cycling adventures in unique areas: The Heart of Ontario, Mennonite Country, The Green Belt, and Ontario’s South Coast. Our tours include riding on the major TransCanada Trail, but our knowledge and experience allows our facilitators to take you down unique local trails & backroads to/from St. Jacobs, Cambridge, Hamilton, Brantford, Paris, and Port Dover! Looking for more? We also offer “Pedal/Paddle Trips” with 1/2 day canoe/kayak & 1/2 day cycling! These have always been popular as they are a great way to experience a new area, or reconnect with a familiar spot. From Self-guided rentals to 2 day all-inclusive packages – we offer it all! Be sure to check out our “Path Less Travelled” which is an Ontario Signature Experience – a title held for Ontario’s top tourism experiences! As many of us have discovered, great adventures are greatly influenced by experiences. Our experienced interpretative cycling guides will lead you to amazing grand experiences. Our tours run from the Niagara Escarpment, the Grand River & its tributaries, & the trails of St. Jacobs Country to Long Point on Lake Erie. 2 world Biospheres, and a Canadian Heritage River!
The sound is like thunder, the sight awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above! At Journey Behind the Falls, you’ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, travelling 65 kilometers per hour! Your Journey Behind the Falls visit will take 30 to 45 minutes. In the spring and summer months, you’ll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls. Elevators descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Then you walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls.
OWL Rafting offers whitewater rafting trips down the historic rapids of the mighty Ottawa. Come raft with us, and check out the great bike trails in the area! BORCA maintains a network of mountain bike trails easily accessible from OWL. We have a pump track on site and easy access to great roads for biking.