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Be Bear Wise - Safety Notice: Although the risk of an encounter is low, unconfirmed black bear activity has been reported by visitors in our conservation areas. (Be Bear Wise PDF)

Cedar swamp, open wetlands and bubbling brooks everything you would expect to find on the south slopes of the provincially significant Oak Ridges Moraine. The 65-hectare Enniskillen Conservation Area is located only a stone’s throw away from the small village of Enniskillen and offers a small network of trails through beautiful coniferous forest. The 3 km trail network includes numerous sections of boardwalk that cross an upper portion of the Bowmanville Creek five times.

Enniskillen CA
Mallards Photo: CLOCA

Main Entrance: 7274 Holt Road, Clarington

Google Map: Main Parking Lot - Enniskillen Conservation Area

By combining a hike with a nice picnic with family and friends at one of the group picnicking areas, Enniskillen Conservation Area can make for a great day out.

The area is known for its local history including the Moorey Grist Mill (built just north of the Education Centre in 1874 and dismantled in 1956) that used to take advantage of the constant supply of water that continues to run through the property today. Although the mill no longer exists, you can still see the earthen dam, which held back the creek water to produce the millpond.

New - Accepting Reservations!

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This is a privately run summer camp at Enniskillen Conservation Area.

Stock Photo - Black BearSafety Notice:
Black Bear Cub Sighted on North Trail - Enniskillen Conservation Area
May 12, 2015 at 8:00pm.

A visitor to the conservation area reported seeing a black bear cub on the north section of the Morrey's Mill Trail south of Concession Road 8. The mother bear was not seen.

Keep pets on leash of no more than 2 metres (CA regulation)
It is important to note that the person was walking their two dogs at the time. With the dogs on leash the visitor was able to take their dogs to safety and keep them from chasing the bear cub.

For your own personal safety, and for the well being of bears, it is important to learn about bears and their behaviour. Bears usually avoid humans. Generally, you won't see a bear even if one is close by.

Please review the information from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources about Being Bear Wise (PDF) to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable outing in the conservation areas.
More information is available at the MNR web page.

The chances of a bear encounter at a CLOCA Conservation Area is very low.

~ In an emergency situation call 911
~ To report bear problems call: 1-866-514-2375
~ To report a bear sighting in a conservation area call: Central Lake Ontario Conservation (905) 579-0411.





Hiking   HIKING: The 3 km trail network makes Enniskillen Conservation Area a great destination for someone looking to do a short hike through beautiful cedar forest while crossing over an upper tributary of the Bowmanville Creek several times.

Picnicking   PICNICKING: There are several excellent locations to have a picnic within this Conservation Area. Open and sheltered picnic areas are available for events such as weddings, family picnics and corporate events. Click for more information on our Reservation system.

Education   EDUCATION: The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority Education Centre is situated at Enniskillen Conservation Area. The Education Centre is available for school education programs run by the Authority. Click for more information on the Education Program offered by the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority.

Fishing   FISHING: The trail network at Enniskillen Conservation Area crosses the Bowmanville Creek several times. These crossings provide opportunities for the fishing enthusiast. Please stay on the designated trails, take your garbage with you, and fish only at approved locations. Ontario Fishing Regulations apply.

Pet Policy   PET POLICY: Pets are permitted within Enniskillen Conservation Area. Please clean up after your pet, and keep them on a leash (maximum 2 m long) at all times. Pet owners violating these regulations will be fined.

Cross-Country Skiing   CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: The 3 Km trail network offers some opportunities for cross-country skiing at Enniskillen Conservation Area. Please be aware that the ski trails at Enniskillen Conservation Area are not groomed, skiing equipment cannot be rented at the Conservation Area, and that boardwalk sections of the trail may present less than ideal skiing conditions.

Wildlife Viewing   WILDLIFE VIEWING: The cedar forest/swamp communities and rolling open meadows provide visitors with many different opportunities to view wildlife at all times of the year.

Nature Studies   NATURE STUDIES: Enniskillen Conservation Area includes an excellent example of a treed cedar forest/swamp valleyland that is typical to this area. Please apply for a Sensitive Areas Permit if you would like to venture beyond the designated trail system and activity areas.

Season of Operation

This conservation area is open year round.

Downloads and Maps

Download Enniskillen C.A. Brochure (PDF - 3.5 MB)
(Includes Trail Map)

Directions to Enniskillen Conservation Area

Directions to Enniskillen Conservation Area

Exit 401 at Waverly Rd. Travel North on Regional Rd. #57. Turn Left at Concession Rd. 7. Turn Right on Holt Road and follow the signs.

Google Map: Main Parking Lot - Enniskillen Conservation Area


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