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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 to Scanlon Creek and your four-legged friends to the Scanlon Creek ​Bark Park​. Please follow all park rules during your visit.

​Parking fees have been re-instated at all Scanlon Creek parking lots. Please park in designated spots only. To pay for parking, please follow directions on parking lot signage or pay now by clicking the button below.​

​Closure Notices​

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area - Restoration Project trail closures

Several Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority creek restoration projects are getting underway at the Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. Work is anticipated to commence late October 2023 and conclude by early January 2024. Project signage and safety measures have been put in place, and some portions of the existing trail systems are temporarily closed. Please obey all trail markers, exercise additional caution around all roadways, and stay clear of the work area.

Site A - Replacement of old corrugated steel culverts, which have become a fish barrier, with a more stable concrete box culvert. 

Site B - Address an area of severe bank erosion directly upstream of the original reservoir, including the removal of two (2) pedestrian bridges and re-naturalization of the area.

Site C – The final construction to replace a section of the Evergreen Trail that was closed due to erosion from runoff will occur from November 17 to November 20, 2023. This new 2-metre wide, 200 metre trail will re-connect the Evergreen Loop on the south slope of the Scanlon Creek valley. The new trail will be open for use by Tuesday Nov 21, 2023.

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​​​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.​​

​​​​​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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