Conservation Areas

Central Lake Ontario Conservation owns just over 2700 hectares of land across its jurisdiction.  

Some of our conservation lands are open to the public as conservation areas.  These conservation areas are the places where we educate and inspire future generations as we encourage broader resource conservation through experience and appreciation.  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. 

Leashed pets are welcome in all our conservation areas except Lynde Shores.  The leash must be no more than 2 meters in length (Min. $75 fine for noncompliance).  Please stoop and scoop.

Protect nature by staying on the trails, obey all trail signs, and leave flowers and plants for others to enjoy.  No foraging.

Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.  Please do not litter.  Our conservation areas are garbage free.  Please take any trash home with you.

Geocache placements are allowed within 2 meters of a designated trail manicured public area or parking lot.  More information on geocaching is available at

Mountain biking is welcome at our conservation areas, but please no speeding or time trails.  Please follow directional signs where posted.

Areas are open from dawn to dusk.

Trails are not maintained in the winter.

Healthy watersheds for today and tomorrow.
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100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1H 3T3

Email:, Phone: 905-579-0411