Conservation Areas

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Central Lake Ontario Conservation owns just over 2700 hectares of land across its jurisdiction.  Conservation areas are primarily located within one of the three major physiographic zones of high ecological significance, including the Oak Ridges Moraine, the Lake Iroquois Beach and the Lake Ontario Shoreline.

From the crest of the Oak Ridges Moraine, to the shores of Lake Ontario, Central Lake Ontario Conservation has been protecting areas of natural significance within its jurisdiction for many years. Today, Central Lake Ontario Conservation owns over 2,700 hectares of conservation land in an effort to protect significant wetlands, valleylands, forests, meadows, groundwater resources, aquatic environments, and other important wildlife habitats. Some of these conservation lands include floodplain areas that have been acquired in order to help protect life and property from the hazards of flooding.


Hosting over 45km of trails, there is something for all to enjoy!

Right here in Central Lake Ontario Conservation’s watershed we offer over 45 km of trails at eight conservation areas.  Hidden within these natural gems are streams, wetlands, forests, beaches, views and vistas within locally significant natural heritage sites, just waiting to be explored. Come on, what are you waiting for? 

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

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Central Lake Ontario Conservation is a

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