Explore the most popular forest 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.

lovely. simple. easy to walk and nagaviate.

No one was there on a weekday. Easy, lovely trail.

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
1 month 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!

3 months ago

Great place with multiple marked trails! Snow during March and low traffic around 3pm

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

hiking
4 months ago

A pleasant afternoon and a nice place to walk. Mostly easy with a few small hills on the east side near the 9th line. There are still some icy spots, most can be walked around. We enjoyed it and will likely go back.

5 months ago

Nice and easy

Parking on the road.

beautiful trail special this Autumn. it is golden colour.

trail running
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

One of my favourite trails for a run. Lots of tree cover therefore no need for running sunglasses. Very flat except for a hill at the far end of the loop as you turn around to head back. Plenty of parking.

trail running
11 months ago

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)

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.

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

hiking
11 months ago

Very flat trail lots of bugs Not my favourite. you should definitely go to Eldrid king down the road instead

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Very enjoyable. No bugs

nature trips
Monday, June 19, 2017

A wonderful tract for the family to enjoy. Also features an accessibility loop to encompass all trail users.

on Hollidge Tract

trail running
Monday, June 19, 2017

Great tract. The boardwalk on the south side was really enjoyable. Great tract to run and enjoy the outdoors.

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

walking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

very nice trail! my girlfriend and our pups had a great hike!

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)

walking
Saturday, September 26, 2015

We came here a couple of times before when the sap was running and our kids were litel. They have a "sugar bush" where kids can see how sap used to be harvested and reduced to syrup and how it's done now. There's also an all day pancakes breakfast. But be forewarned. It's not cheap!

On this mid-week Sept day we arrived to find no one on duty and a sign asking us to leave the $13 dollars admission for two people. We ended up having to drive 30 minutes out of our way to get cash/change. The trails themselves are short, not well marked and are always within ear shot of heavy traffic. All in all a real disappointment. I feel I am done with paying to enter the GTA conservation areas. They all seem to be expensive, not particularly interesting or challenging and they all seem to feature traffic noise. This wasn't worth the drive or the money.

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