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If you’re looking for recreation and adventure Haldimand County is the place to find it, any time of year! Experience the charm of the Grand River, book your tee off time, or find the perfect fishing spot.


Adventure Outfitters  Adventure Outfitters & Other Recreation
Experience the beautiful Grand River by kayak or canoe, or try your luck at catching ‘The Big One’ with a fishing charter on Lake Erie. Relax and let Haldimand County adventure outfitters take care of the details!  See the Fishing Guide for local information on fishing, boating and paddling in the Grand River and Lake Erie.
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Beaches  Beaches, Conservation Areas and Parks
Lake Erie is the shallowest and warmest of the Great Lakes, making it a great place to go for a swim. Haldimand County conservation areas and parks offer enough outdoor opportunities to fill your days with fun and excitement in all four seasons.
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Birding 1  Birding
Haldimand County is the place to be for the beginning or experienced birder. Banding stations are at Ruthven Park and Rock Point Provincial Park, and excellent birding locations can be found throughout the county. Click here for the Haldimand County Birding Map, a collection of birding points of interest and birding trails. 
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Boating  Boating and Water Sports
Lake Erie and the Grand River offer fantastic locations for boating and watersports of all types. Many sections of the river are ideal for boating but the section between the Cayuga bridge and Caledonia is not recommended for power craft due to shallow depths.
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Fishing  Fishing
The Grand River, from the dam in Caledonia to the mouth at Lake Erie is home to a variety of fish. The spring, summer and fall host some of the best fishing around, with Trout, Salmon and Pickerel running from Lake Erie. In the river find plenty of Bass, Channel Catfish and resident Pickerel, making the Grand River a good spot throughout the year.
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Golfing  Golfing
Haldimand County offers some first-class golf courses to challenge the novice or pro, plus all the amenities of city clubs without line-ups and high fees. Each course has its own unique character and topography.
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Hiking  Hiking, Biking Trails & Recreational Opportunities
An extensive network of trails is found along the Grand River, in many of our parks and conservation areas.  View our County Cycling & Hiking Map.  Looking for a little adventure?  Try your luck at Geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.
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Stables  Horseback Riding / Stables
Trail riding, lessons, summer camps, horse sales, local shows and special events – find all your equestrian needs in Haldimand County.
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