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Overlooking Townsend’s pristine Nanticoke Creek and surrounded by a spectacular trail system, Trailside in Townsend is a community that enriches wellness every day.

At one of our premier communities, Trailside in Townsend, where a new release of urban towns will be released soon, there is a beautiful balance of holistic health and wellbeing. Nestled in nature, this unique community of homes overlooks Townsend’s Pond Trail and is a stone’s throw away from trails and lush greenery. With nature beckoning, right outside your door, this neighbourhood is a real breath of fresh air.

When we set out to design Trailside in Townsend, we went back to our core values. Incorporating our core values is the importance of health and wellbeing, not just among our team but in the communities we build. We recognize the importance of connecting with nature for your mental and physical well being.

Our goal, with all new communities, is to enhance the beauty of the communities we are building in. We strive to create new opportunities and add value which makes for an even better place to live! Particular attention is paid to wellness with nature walks along forested trails, paddle waterways and live close to

nearby amenities such as schools, shops and restaurants. At Trailside, our community is nestled within nature making the perfect backdrop to start your morning or cap your evenings. Connecting with nature is as easy as walking out your front door. Spending at least two hours a week in nature significantly improves health and wellbeing, according to Science Daily.

There is growing evidence that living in a greener neighbourhood can be good for health, and not just because it’s easy to be active outside, but because of the extra benefits such as reduced air pollution.


Trailside is connected to a spectacular network of trails and there are many to explore on foot, bike, and in the winter, on cross country skis. This area boasts trails that are enjoyable in all four seasons.

The Norfolk Sunrise Trail links together all rail trails in Norfolk County. This 3.8km trail takes two routes; one follows the old rail line straight past Simcoe Composite School, while the other takes a more indirect route through Clifton Park. Both routes get you to the bridge underpass on Highway 3, where you’ll go under the bridge and up a hill on the other side. Once you go past the Lion’s Ball Park, you will come to the 14th Concession where the trail connects with the Waterford Heritage Trail.

The Waterford Heritage Trail is a 19km old rail line trail that is part of the Trans Canada Trail and goes into

Simcoe where it connects with the Norfolk Sunrise Trail. Experience gorgeous forests, fields, wetlands and grasslands line this rail trail, giving you a diverse landscape to view as you make your way into the town of Waterford.

Find the newly-revamped Black Bridge, an old rail bridge that has been retrofitted specifically to connect the two ends of the Waterford Heritage trail. Black Bridge overlooks Waterford Ponds to the west, and to the east you can see the small downtown area looking picturesque with old buildings and trees.

The Delhi Rail Trail is a 13.8km trail that takes you from the outskirts of Delhi into the heart of Simcoe, where it connects with the Norfolk Sunrise Trail, giving you the

option to continue on to Port Dover or to Waterford. Passing through old fields, by farmhouses, and through forests, you’ll get a real sense of the landscape of the area. There are benches and bike stands at almost every trail access point to easily take breaks along the route. Before you get into Simcoe, you’ll pass by one of the area’s first solar farms, where solar panels stretch as far as the eye can see to the north.

Just minutes from Trailside, the Lynn Valley Trail is an 11km old rail line trail that starts in Port Dover and ends in Simcoe. This trail is almost always covered by trees and shaded from the sun, with a few open areas near a grassland and a field. This trail passes over a number of rivers and creeks on beautiful old, well-maintained wooden foot bridges.


In Townsend, there are so many ways to stay active, both outside and in. The Townsend Ball Park is a community hub with a children’s playground and a picnic area.

Not far away, the Townsend Skate Park is in Lions Park, which is adjacent to the ball diamonds and the Jarvis Community Centre, Hagersville Lions Pool and Splash Pad, and the Hagersville Arena are just a 10-minute drive away.

Spending time with the family, playing baseball or running through the splash pad is a great way to increase everyone’s health and wellness. Fresh air, vitamin D from the sun and enjoying time with family and friends all rank high in a healthy lifestyle


More and more, people are considering the location of where they live, work, and play from a health and wellness point of view. While it used to be wellness retreats took you away from home, now many are looking for a home that is surrounded by nature, close to trails and waterways, and within minutes to important amenities. Finding a neighbourhood that features these aspects will improve your quality of life – and make home where health and wellness live.