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Beaver River Wetlands Conservation Area

The Beaver River Trail is one of the best ways to access and savour the smells, sights and sounds of the pristine and largely undeveloped Beaver River wetland. The flat, dry trail runs along a portion of an abandoned railway line which was purchased by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in 1993. Although many enjoy hiking or cross-country skiing the trail, cycling enthusiasts also make use of this unique Conservation Area.

Watch for abundant wildlife as you travel along the trail – in the summer you might see a great blue heron, red-winged blackbirds, muskrats and beavers in the wetland. In the winter, the quiet calm soothes the spirit and calms the mind as you listen to the sound of your boots or skis in the snow.

The trail between Blackwater and Sunderland is approximately 4 km, and between Sunderland and Cannington it is about 9 km long. This section of the trail runs along the Beaver River. The trail between Cannington and Woodville is approximately 4 km and goes through forest and field ecosystems. Please remember to arrange for someone to pick you up at the end of the linear trail, to take you back to your departure point and vehicle.