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    Father and son hiking along boardwalk in Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
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    Forested trail in Scanlon Creek
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Scanlon Creek Conservation Area

​We're thrilled to welcome you back to Scanlon Creek and your four-legged friends to the Scanlon Creek ​Bark Park​. Please follow all park rules during your visit.

​Parking fees are in effect at Scanlon Creek parking lots. These fees go directly back into the management and maintenance of this property, and help keep it safe and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

​​To pay for parking​, please follow directions on parking lot signage using the MacKay Pay app. Looking to pay for parking from your desktop? Visit MacKay Pay online and enter Zone 3300 when prompted.

Download the MacKay Parking App


Frequent visitor? Learn more about the perk​s of an Annual Pass and get unlimited access to nature, free parking, the Bark Park and more.​ For annual pass purchases, use Zone Number 3101.​

Closure Notices

Trail and Boardwalk Closure

​Following a recent flooding ev​ent, the boardwalk on the Evergreen Trail and the Creekside Trail at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area are no longer safe and are​ closed until further notice.​ Please follow all safety signage as we move forward with decommissioning these trails​ over the coming weeks.​

​About Scanlon Creek

Scanlon Creek Conservation ​Area is a hikers’ haven, a picnicking paradise, a birder’s ​delight and a photographer’s dream. Explore forests, marshlands, and glacial erratics, enjoy spring wildflowers, or the vibrant fall leaves and see plenty of birds and other wildlife as you hike the expansive trail system covering most of the 300 hectare park.​

Serving both environmental and recreational needs, the park is a nature preserve for flora and fauna and home to a Bark Park for our canine friends.​​

Tap to GiveA blue and white tap to give sign at the trailhead of Scanlon Creek Conservation Area

Introducing tiptap Pay – an easy way to give $5, $10 or $20 to help us maintain and improve the Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. When you see this sign at the trailhead, be sure to tap your phone or card - it's a simple way to donate and help care for this greenspace. Donations go directly to the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation. Thank you for donating to a healthier Lake Simcoe watershed.​

​​​​Need some help finding your way?

​Smartphone maps are now available

​Did you know you can now access the​ Scanlon Creek maps usi​ng the free Avenza App? 

Simply download​ the app on your smartphone and use it when you visit. It’s that easy! Once the map is downloaded, you won’t have to use your data when you hit the trails.

Use your device's built-in GPS to track your location on any map, plot locations and photos, measure distance and area, and more. 

Learn how to use Avenza and download the app

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