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Altona Forest Trail


The Altona Forest is an environmentally significant forest composed of mixed coniferous and deciduous trees, located in the southern portion of the Petticoat Creek Watershed.

The diverse forest vegetation is very sensitive, containing several regionally and provincially rare plant species. Altona Forest is a unique urban forest. Less than half of 1% of the wooded habitat remaining in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) provides mature interior forest habitat with a core area at least 300 metres from the forest's edge.

The Altona Forest is one of the few large areas remaining, adjacent to Lake Ontario, where 8 migrating birds have the protection of forest cover for resting and feeding during migration. No matter which entrance to Altona Forest you use, the numbered stations in the available booklet correspond to numbered posts that you will find along the way. Wildflowers are so named because they have developed over time without human intervention. Many were thought to be weeds as they grew so freely in the meadows and fields. Because of habitat destruction and pollution factors, many have become endangered. Many varieties of wildflowers can be found in Altona Forest.

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With information from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority website.


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