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Vaughn Trail

Beginning beside the Nature Centre Trail Kiosk, the Vaughn Trail is an excellent way to explore deep into Terra Cotta. Peer into lush valley floors, enjoy mature forest stands or experience edge ecosystems, where forest meets field. The Vaughn Trail connects in places with Terra Cotta Lane and ends at the McGregor Spring Pond Trail and you can follow either back to the parking area. This moderate trail is long, rugged in spots and takes you over varying terrain so plan accordingly. At Terra Cotta, we have created a network of interconnected hiking trails, footpaths and old roadways that will take you to different parts of the conservation area where you can experience a mosaic of natural and cultural settings. Many of the trails are named for individuals or families that have influenced this area of escarpment land.

Some trails are complete loops and some are linear, with links to others. Use the trail descriptions and map to decide the best route and always plan ahead. Directions: From North: Go East on Derry Rd. (if you are coming from Mississauga Rd.) Turn left onto Derry Rd. W., and follow to Creditview Road. Turn right onto Creditview Road. Follow around bend to sign that says: To Old Meadowvale Village - Turn left onto Old Creditview Rd. (New subdivision on corner). Office is on the left before the trestle bridge. From Toronto: Take 401 West to Mavis Go north on Mavis Follow to Crawford Mill Avenue. Turn left onto Crawford Mill Avenue. Turn right onto Gooderham Estate Blvd. Turn left onto Old Derry Road Office is on the right just past the trestle bridge. Information provided by the Credit Valley Conservation website.

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