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Sunset and bench at Purple Woods Conservation Area
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CONSERVATION AREAS

PURPLE WOODS

ENJOY THE VIEW FROM THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE

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THIS IS A PARAGRAPH

An active sugarbush and home of the Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival in the month of March. 

Purple Woods Conservation Area is a great place to hike, year round, with a spectacular southern view, access to the Oak Ridges Trail, and our Sugar Shack (500 m) and accessible Discovery Walk (900 m) trails. Spring and fall migratory song birds, summer Monarch butterflies, and beautiful fall colours make this conservation area an all-seasons destination. 

In March, everything changes. This 41-acre property, located on the top of the Oak Ridges Moraine, is home to a large and actively tapped 150-year-old sugar maple forest and our annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival. Purchase Festival tickets and discover how maple syrup production has changed from the early Indigenous Peoples' methods to the modern methods used today. Syrup and maple products are also available for sale during the Festival

COMMEMORATIVE HERITAGE WALK

 

Our prominent “Heritage Walk” is located beside Heritage Hall and composed of bricks inscribed with the names of people our visitors want to remember, or names of people in our community that Central Lake Ontario Conservation wants to remember. 

Central Lake Ontario Conservation has made these bricks available to families and individuals wishing to honour someone special. The minimum contribution for each commemorative brick is $100. All proceeds from the Heritage Brick program will benefit the education and outreach programs provided by Central Lake Ontario Conservation at Purple Woods Conservation Area, including support for our annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival.

Amenities

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1.3 km of trails (trails not maintained in winter)

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Accessible trail

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Oak Ridges Moraine Trail

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

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Pets permitted on leash

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Pollinator garden

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Building rental ($)

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Commemorative Heritage Walk ($)

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Group use permitted, but must call to book: 905-579-0411

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