Explore the most popular bird watching trails near Whitchurch–Stouffville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hiking trails, not the best markings, but not over crowded with hikers. Walk in is off a small back residential road. Parking is street parking.
Pet friendly from my experience.

Wide paths - great for talking with others/groups; hills to cause some exertion; mostly in forest - quiet and energizing

hiking
4 months ago

Simple. Not marked. Young forest feel. Lots of trees cleared. Walk around the pond is decent. Lots or walks along the fence.

Excitement 2/10
Accessibility 7/10
Challenge 3/10
Scenery 4/10
Overall Experience 4/10
Total: 3.8/10

walking
4 months ago

This is my favourite trail to walk with my dog! It’s great in all weather, although it can get icy in the winter, so spikes are good to have.

Tranquility at its best

walking
4 months ago

Great walk, beautiful weather. The trail is nice and wides.

5 months ago

Beautiful day

Great shady trail!!! Plan to go there again.

Beautiful trail with a pond along the path. Dog and horse friendly.

great trial but a lose dog on the trail with no owner in sight intimated my dog so forced us to walk off the trial as it was barking and growling.

really nice trail, some rolling hills to climb and decend, there is also a pond. the trail is mostly sand, which is easy on the feet. the main parking lot is off of HWY 48, NO Washroom facilities at this trail. not overly crowded but we did pass a few people on our hike. I would have given it a 5 but the trails are loaded with horse droppings, we took a side narrow trail that we figured the horses would not be on but they were actually worse!!! There was enough I felt to kind of spoil the scenery as we had to keep an look out for the landmines left by the horses

lovely. simple. easy to walk and nagaviate.

love it so far

Checkout wild raspberries and elderberries on the sides. Watch for small snakes. I saw one by the little water body.

hiking
7 months ago

I absolutely love this trail ! It has tons of shade as the trees loop together form the top and keeps it nice and cool in the summer . It’s both baby and dog friendly ! Our family loves it !

This was a pleasant surprise for us as we had planned to go
to Secord. It was busy with an organized run. In any event we were just starting west on Vivian Road and decided to go South on Mc Cowan. There were cars parked on the side òf the road when we noticed the entrance to Scout. It was a last minute decision to try it. We passed very occasional walkers and came upon the lakes. As I said before it was a pleasant surprise. I'm glad we left Secord for this new adventure.

1) It should be noted that there isn’t an outhouse or porta potty or washroom facility at this location. We made the mistake of arriving while having to pee. 2) Aside from that it was the perfect location for a lovely walk in the woods. The trails are big and beautiful and the canopy (mostly) keeps you out of direct sunlight. 3) We will definitely be going back!

walking
10 months ago

Walked it on March 30th. Not too muddy (only a few spots). Wide paths or narrow ones. Trees are just beautiful!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Parking on the road.

trail running
Monday, August 28, 2017

Very nice trail for a run. Sandy in parts which means you get a better workout! Lots of side trails - I almost got lost while running it for the first time late in the evening. Looking forward to exploring them further...in the daylight of course!

trail running
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Solid 3k trail for an out and back run. Parking on the road at entrance.
Turn your run into a 5k by adding on an additional 2k loop (entrance across the street about 100 meters north)

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Numerous loops throughout the area. Nice wide sandy trails for runners, hiking and biking with some narrower side trails for some easy single track. Dog friendly for friendly dogs.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Best trail in the area. Lots of options. Very scenic. Place for my dog to go swimming. I love it

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Very enjoyable. No bugs

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Had a blast on the trail with my family. My grandma with her walker loved it. The lake was gorgeous and close to the parking lot too. Lots to see

nature trips
Monday, June 19, 2017

Fantastic tract. Easily maneuverable with a stroller. Fun for the kids and family

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The rain in the GTA has taken a toll on this lovely quick trail. Until next year Bruce's mill!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

great trail. well groomed and beautiful

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

it was a nice walk .. easy enough for anyone.

walking
Friday, July 01, 2016

It's a great place for a nice long nature walk except for the disgusting amounts of horse sh*t I'd walk past [on the trail].

Other than that, I'd deffinitely do it again. (The picture that I posted didn't crop properly. Sorry)

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