A dirt trail through a forest with tall trees and green underbrush

EXPLORE THE TRAILS IN OUR LARGEST CONSERVATION AREA

LONG SAULT

CONSERVATION AREA

9293 WOODLEY RD

BOWMANVILLE

Reports of confirmed black bear sightings.  Although the risk of an encounter is low, please be "Bear Wise".

 

Trail Clearing for Long Sault Conservation Area

The tree recycling program is still underway at Long Sault Conservation Area. The Cottontail Rabbit Trail and White-tailed Deer Trail are open and fully cleared. The Porcupine Trail is open, but please use caution as the terrain is uneven and rutted. All of the trails on the west side (Wild Turkey Trail, Eastern Bluebird Trail, and Barred Owl Trail) remain closed. Please continue to respect trail closures and on-site signage. Thank you for your ongoing patience! We will post updates on our Instagram and Facebook as well as our website as the trails re-open.

AMENITIES

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

  • Oak Ridges Moraine Trail

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

  • Pets permitted on leash

  • Washrooms 

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ACTIVITIES

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AVENZA Maps
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#CLOCA

Long Sault Conservation Area's natural beauty can be explored on any section of the more than 18 km of marked trails that wind throughout the property. Offering trails with a range of difficulty levels, Long Sault Conservation Area is a favourite destination for many outdoor enthusiasts looking to pursue a number of different recreational activities in all seasons.

 

Nestled in the heart of the provincially significant Oak Ridges Moraine, Long Sault Conservation Area (~400 hectares) is the largest conservation area owned and managed by Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority.

 

Once part of the Agreement Forest Program operated by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Long Sault Conservation Area now includes mature forest, plantation, wetland, and meadow. This area is considered an important core wildlife area because of the diversity and size of the habitats that it contains. It also includes headwater tributaries that are an important part of the Bowmanville/Soper Creek Watershed.

 

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

AVENZA MAPS

A free, downloadable map is available for this conservation area through the Avenza Maps app. Once downloaded, this map can be used offline and will track your location within Long Sault Conservation Area using your device's GPS.  Offline location helps you stay on track, on the trail, and out of restricted areas. 

 

Download the free Avenza Maps App onto your device from The App Store or Google Play.  Allow your location to be known, create an account, and search "Long Sault".  To find all available Central Lake Ontario Conservation Maps, search "CLOCA". 

 

Download the maps you need so they are available offline anytime and you can stay safe and aware, even in the remotest of places.

 

CONSERVATION AREAS OPEN DAWN TO DUSK

TRAILS NOT MAINTAINED IN WINTER

MAINTAINED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Conservation Area
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.