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Backus Woods - Sugar Bush Trail


Adjacent to the Conservation Area is Backus Woods, renowned as Canada's largest remaining example of Carolinian Forest. Visitors can hike or ski along the 12 km of self-interpreting trails winding through 700 magnificent acres.

This trail features many uncommon southern hardwoods. See the tall Tulip Trees, the beautiful Flowering Dogwood, Sour Gum, Sassafrass and American Sweet Chestnut trees as well as many ferns and wild flowers.

The trails are open to the public year-round. On the 148-acre Charles Sauriol Carolinian Forest Property, the Conservation Authority is attempting to recreate a Carolinian Forest habitat. This property provides an important protective buffer for Backus Woods. The Sugar Bush Trail is a sidetrail branching off the main Wetlands Trail. It connects to the Floodplain Trail, permitting an extended hike of more than 12-km. Signage featuring the trail map is present at this trail's link to the Floodplain Trail, and also at the 4th Concession Road crossing.

Watch for specific mountain and winter biking trails on the property.


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