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Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area

Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area is 26 hectares (65 acres) in size, and has over three kilometres of hiking trails, eleven soccer fields, two picnic pavilions and several historic buildings including a maple syrup evaporator hut and the Sheppard family house.

Aside from the playing fields, the majority of the property is forested, and includes mature pine plantations, mixed forest, an old sugar bush, and a ravine along the East Holland River. Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area is also part of a larger network of public lands and recreation trails along the East Holland River. From here you can go as far as Holland Landing on the Nokiidaa Trail or from Palgrave to Rice Lake on the Oak Ridges Trail.

New: Parking Regulation

To provide all visitors with an enjoyable experience at Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area, we'll be implementing a new parking regulation. Visitor parking will be available in the parking lot off Industry Street for a maximum of 3 hours between 7 am and 7 pm Monday to Friday. This regulation will come into effect on June 14, 2018, with enforcement beginning on July 3, 2018.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. ​For more information please contact Brian Kemp or Wanda Black​ at 905-895-1281.​