When it is time to breathe some fresh air, there is nothing better than getting out and hiking one of the many scenic trails that are available within the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority’s numerous conservation areas.
With over 30 km of trail between all the conservation areas, there is bound to be something of interest for everyone. There are a wide variety of trail activity allowed in the area, mountain biking, roller bladng, walking, cycling, bird watching, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
The terrain and trail lengths vary considerably depending on where you choose to hike. Pick between leisurely strolls along the shores of Lake Ontario, or more rigorous terrain within the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine where links to the Oak Ridges Trail provide access to a much longer trail network. Please remember to protect nature by staying on the trails, obeying all trail signs, taking your garbage with you and by leaving all plants (and wildlife) for others to enjoy after you.
Purple Woods is located approximately 5 minutes north of Oshawa at the intersection of Simcoe Street and Coates Road (Concession 10). This point is on the Oak Ridges Moraine with a wonderful southern view. This is the site of the Authority's annual Maple Syrup Festival in mid-March. Discover how syrup was made from early native methods to the modern methods of today.
A section of the Oak Rides Trail passes through Purple Woods. Admission fee for Maple Syrup Festival only.
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