Conservation Areas

 

Our conservation areas are the places where we protect ecologically significant land and educate and inspire future generations by encouraging broader resource conservation through experience and appreciation.  Being out in nature not only benefits physical health, but increases creativity, provides stress relief, and helps improve memory and mood.  

 

Within our eight conservation areas, we offer over 45 km of trails.  Hidden within these natural gems are streams, wetlands, forests, beaches, views and vistas within locally significant natural heritage sites, just waiting to be explored. 

Did you know you can get out and experience more than 300 conservation areas across the province of Ontario?  Get your guide to conservation areas in Ontario today!

CONSERVATION AREAS OPEN DAWN TO DUSK

TRAILS NOT MAINTAINED IN WINTER

APPRECIATE THE FLOOD MITIGATING, WATER CLEANSING, ECOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF WETLANDS 

CONSERVATION AREA

CONSERVATION AREA

Includes two provincially significant coastal wetlands which are part of a long-term monitoring study.

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180 WEST BEACH RD, CLARINGTON

CONSERVATION AREA

CONSERVATION AREA

Classified as a Natural Core Area. 

Open May 1st - Thanksgiving.

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231 MIDDLE MARCH RD, PORT PERRY

PROTECT THE ECOLOGY OF THE MORAINE

LISTEN FOR THE SOUNDS OF THE WILD

CONSERVATION AREA

CONSERVATION AREA

Diverse habitats including ponds, a swamp, the Bowmanville Creek, meadows and woodlands.

CONSERVATION AREA

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7274 HOLT RD, CLARINGTON

7780 HOLT RD, CLARINGTON

CONSERVATION AREA

CONSERVATION AREA

Off-leash use is only permitted in fenced off-leash dog pen (main entrance).  Please stoop and scoop.

CONSERVATION AREA

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5000 COCHRANE ST, WHITBY 

500 LYNDEBROOK RD, WHITBY 

CLIMB THE ANCIENT GEOLOGY OF THE LAKE IROQUOIS SHORELINE

EXPLORE THE TRAILS IN OUR LARGEST CONSERVATION AREA

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CONSERVATION AREA

Unconfirmed black bear sightings were reported.  The risk of an encounter is low, but please be "Bear Wise".

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ACTIVITIES

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9293 WOODLEY RD, BOWMANVILLE

CONSERVATION AREA

CONSERVATION AREA

Leashed pets are only welcome on the paved waterfront trail.  Please only feed the songbirds and only seeds.

CONSERVATION AREA

AMENITIES

  • 5 km of trails

  • Waterfront Trail - accessible

  • Pay-and-display parking ($)

  • Accessible washrooms

  • Canoe launch (July 15-Sept 15)

  • Fishing (by boat only)

  • 3 marsh viewing platforms

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Maintained in partnership with CATS Volunteers.

1225 VICTORIA ST W, WHITBY

EXPERIENCE WILDLIFE VIEWING RIGHT IN YOUR 

NEIGHBOURHOOD

ENJOY THE VIEW FROM THE SUGARBUSH

CONSERVATION AREA

CONSERVATION AREA

Location of Annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival.  Limited dates in March and April.

CONSERVATION AREA

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38 COATES RD EAST, OSHAWA

CONSERVATION AREA

CONSERVATION AREA

Deciduous and coniferous forest and swamp with seeps and springs, and beautiful spring ephemerals.

CONSERVATION AREA

AMENITIES

ACTIVITIES

  • 3 km of trails

  • Pets permitted on leash

  • Pay-and-display parking ($)

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360 STEPHENS MILL RD, CLARINGTON

DISCOVER THE PROVINCIALLY SIGNIFICANT SOPER VALLEY AREA

Healthy watersheds for today and tomorrow.
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Working in Partnership

Central Lake Ontario Conservation is a

non-profit agency and registered charity: BN: 106887102RR0001

© 2019 by Central Lake Ontario Conservation

100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1H 3T3

Email: mail@cloca.com, Phone: 905-579-0411