It’s a great place to spot cardinals, bluebirds and red-tailed hawks along with chipmunks, deer, raccoons, turtles and frogs.
The Lynn Valley Trail is a 10km former rail line that was converted into a pedestrian trail. Starting in Port Dover and ending in Simcoe, you can hike or cycle the trail to enjoy some of the most stunning scenery in Norfolk.
The four original trestle bridges are popular destinations for trail users. They have been reinforced and include new decking and railings. The addition of benches, picnic tables, a portable washroom, fencing and signage have made the trail a comfortable and safe area for walking, hiking, cycling or nature study.
The trail connects the business districts of Simcoe and Port Dover, passing through a number of different habitats including mixed woods, wetlands, open grassland and agricultural land, all along the scenic Lynn River, an important waterway for the community. The watershed stretches throughout Norfolk County and is one of few cold water tributaries feeding into the Eastern Lake Erie basin and is home to many plants and animals. .
Trailheads and Access Points
- Norfolk Street South
- Victoria Street
- Decou Road
- Ireland Road
- Lynn Valley Road
- Blueline Road
- St. John’s Road
- Prospect Street
- Silver Lake Lions Park
Plan Your visit
Explore the amazing place with help from local businesses.
Parking for the Lynn Valley Trail is available at:
- Memorial Park off Owen Street in Simcoe
- Blueline Road
- Prospect Street in Port Dover
- Silver Lake Lions Park in Port Dover