LISTEN FOR THE SOUNDS OF THE WILD

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ENNISKILLEN

CONSERVATION AREA

7274 HOLT RD

CLARINGTON

7780 HOLT RD

CLARINGTON

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

AMENITIES

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  • 5.5 km of trails (trails not maintained in winter)

  • Pay-and-display parking, $6/vehicle/day (Visa and MasterCard only)

  • Pets permitted on leash

  • Washrooms (closed temporarily)

  • Pollinator garden

  • Building rental ($)

  • Picnic shelter rentals ($)

  • YMCA Summer Day Camp ($)

  • All groups planning to visit during school hours must call in advance to check availability: 905-579-0411, ext. 108

ACTIVITIES

Hiking
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Enniskillen Conservation Area (65 hectares) has a cedar swamp, open wetlands and bubbling brooks—everything you would expect to find on the south slopes of the provincially significant Oak Ridges Moraine. It is located only a stone’s-throw away from the small village of Enniskillen and offers 5.5 km of trails through a beautiful mixed deciduous forest that includes the Bowmanville Creek and two ponds.

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.

 

Have your cameras and phones ready for photos and videos as you never know what you might see.

CONSERVATION AREAS OPEN DAWN TO DUSK

TRAILS NOT MAINTAINED IN WINTER

MAINTAINED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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Trail Stewards (CATS)

Our Conservation Area Trail Stewards program was initiated in January 2020 in an effort to improve the experience for our visitors and help keep the wildlife safe and wild. Identified by their yellow 'Volunteer' vests, these trained volunteers visit our conservation areas at least once a month to engage and educate visitors, and maintain the trails.