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Peter's Wood Provincial Nature Reserve Trail


This special area represents the sole-surviving Oak Ridges Moraine “old growth” forest in Ontario. A .8 km trail passes through an open field and circles the maple-beech forest. Accessible from McDonald Road north of the village of Centreton.

Northumberland County is home to the two long distance trails which make up the southern portion of the COLT: the Ganaraska Hiking Trail and the Waterfront Trail. The Ganaraska Trail starts in Port Hope and winds its way through Central Ontario until it eventually hooks up with the Bruce Trail. Port Hope's Chamber of Commerce provides a trail map or contact the Ganaraska Trail Association.
 

To get to Peter’s Woods, drive north, up Hwy 28 to County Road 9, and go east on Country Road 9. Proceed east, past Hwy 45 (which is north, out of Cobourg). County Road 9 becomes Hwy 29, when you cross east and over Hwy 45. Take Hwy 29 to MacDonald Road. Easy to spot with cemetery on the left and MacDonald Road being a right-hand turn. Proceed to Peter's Woods. The entrance is on the east side. If you come to a turn in the road that goes right, you have gone too far.

Note: The signage for the woods is very hard to see coming from the north, as it faces mostly south for those coming from the south. 


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