The kids will never be bored here!

Huron Natural Area on Trillium Drive in Kitchener

Cover Photo Credits: © 2016 Roger Suffling


EcoPost 9.1. Come to the “HNA” to walk, cycle or ski, bring the children in your life and watch them grow. Don’t forget a camera or a sketch pad. You might grow too!

The HNA is an innovative partnership between the City of Kitchener, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) and the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). The management aims for ecological integrity (“wholeness” in species and ecological processes). HNA is the home of Kitchener’s forest School program, Family and Friends Nature Program and the Playscapes Project. HNA’s stewardship program welcomes volunteers.

Things To Do
Bring your children or grandchildren to walk or ski the 107 ha “HNA”! This, the largest of Kitchener’s parks, boasts a cold-water stream, beavers, turtles, wildflower meadows, big trees and a native archaeology site. Waterloo Region Nature has designed EcoPosts at the HNA specially for kids. Find the markers on the trails and use their QR codes to discover amazing creatures here.
Where Next?

Visit nearby EcoPosts 3 and 5, Homer Watson Park, and Steckle Woods Park. Extend your trip by seeing the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum with its Doon Pioneer Village or see the Homer Watson House and Gallery. You can also easily reach the Steckle Heritage Farm in Kitchener.

Getting Here

Coordinates: 43.398350, -80.482147

HNA can be accessed by road from Trillium Drive, Kitchener. There is a car park on the south side of Trillium Drive. Unfortunately public transit, biking and walking access are not convenient for this site! There is trail access off Fischer Hallman Drive and from the subdivision to the South.

By Bus: Via Public Transit bus #33 (N.B. Irregular and intermittent service only). Alternatively take the 201 i Express, 3, 12, 11 or 22 to Forest Glen Plaza – about a 1.5 Km walk, one way, to HNA.

Maps and Trails

Several kilometers of trails suitable for walking, skiing, cycling and snowshoeing. (The “HNA” Trails are not maintained in winter but constant use tends to keep them open).

Wheelchair accessible washrooms and interpretive signs. Some wheelchair-friendly trails.
No power boats!
If you have to bring a dog, please leash it per City regulations. Please be specially careful to pick up after your dog in this kid-friendly place!
Suitable for cycling in parts.Trail surfaces vary from smooth stonedust to rough and eroded.
Not allowed: Camping, hunting, motorized vehicles.
Contact Park

City of Kitchener Parks. Phone: 519-741-2200 ext. 2345