The University of Guelph, a major university with 24,000 students, is a major aspect of the City of Guelph. The campus is located just south of downtown, and is pleasant for running, with pedestrian paths and a mix of building styles. Create your own run here, making sure to take a few laps around the running track at Alumni Stadium or the Gryphon Soccer Complex. The Gryphons are consistently one of Canada’s better track teams.
We also suggest incorporating the gorgeous trails around The Arboretum, a part of the university just east of campus. This is a significant arboretum, with 400 acres of terrain and 12.5 km of scenic trails through natural forests, fields, plant collections and gardens. This trail list has excellent information on the different trails. ARBORETUM MAP
Add-Ons: The Speed/Eramosa River trails are located just north of campus.
- Create your own route. Many km possible, including 12.5 km in the Arboretum.
- Downtown, or just south of downton (College & Gordon St.)
- Easy access from downtown. Parking on campus. For Arboretum, main entrance is off College Ave., but there's also pedestrian access from the University campus