Vance Farm Park Map- Trails wind through mixed forest, making for good birding, picnicking, and peaceful hiking.
Bird's Creek Park Map - Enjoy the flats of Herschel’s Hike or venture down to the meandering banks of Bird Creek. These trails roam through pine forests and natural fields providing opportunities to enjoy a variety of wildlife and habitats.
Eagles Nest Map - The view is spectacular and there are walking trails through the berry patches among the pines and other mature trees. An imposing white wood cross, erected in commemoration of Bancroft’s Centennial in 1979, looks out over the town and valleys.
McGeachie Trail Map - The McGeachie property was donated to Crowe Valley Conservation Authority by the McGeachie family. It comprises just about 500 acres of forest and swamp land, and includes two creeks, with beaver dams and other ponds. Records suggest that the property has not been logged since the original logging of pine in the 1870s, and recent checks have indicated many trees that are at least 100 years old. Because of the local relief on the property there are uplands with stands of oak, maple and basswood, intermixed with some birch, beech and ash. In the lower lands there are old stands of cedar and hemlock with the usual mix of tamarack and balsam. Along the creeks there are many varieties of shrubs and herbs, with wild flowers almost everywhere.
Birds and animals are in evidence throughout the property. Among the many animals are deer and moose, coyote, otter, with the occasional visit by North Hastings Elk.
The trail system is laid out in loops which allow hikers and skiers to choose the length and difficulty that suits their individual preferences. At present there is approximately 8 kilometres of marked trails. Please note that all Motorized Vehicles are prohibited, but cyclists are welcome. There are two parking areas both of which are accessible off North Steenburg Lake Road about one kilometre west of Trudy's store and gas on Highway 62 South. The first parking area allows access to the century old cabin which is rented to the public by Crowe Valley Conservation, and is the start of the original trail system established by Jack McGeachie many years ago. This is a short and fairly level loop that is a good starter for a family outing. The second parking area is marked with a sign "McGeachie Conservation Area Hiking Trails" at the road. This is the entrance to the much larger and more challenging portion of the trail system. We suggest good quality footwear for hikers, especially during the winter and spring, when you will probably encounter some deep snow and wet or muddy spots in the trail. During the winter, snow shoes are an excellent way to get around.
Nellie Lunn Park is a 100 acre parcel of beautiful land for community use. This area is accessible by way of the township road allowance off of The Ridge Road.Signage and mapping of the trails through Nellie Lunn Park have been completed.Wollaston Township continues to work with the Central East Sporting Coalition for future development of additional non motorized trails for hiking and mountain biking.
To visit Nellie Lunn Park, travel South from Highway 620 along The Ridge Road aproximately 4km. A small parking area has been created on the east side of the road. Follow the trail markers into the park.
Peterson Map - Take a hike on the Tree Vista and Bear Den Loops to discover this area’s many natural wonders. These trails roam through hardwood forests of sugar maple, beech, and oak and border several wetlands including mashes and black spruce swamps. The tree Vista Loop offers there impressive views to the north, east and west.
All-Terrain-Vehicles are definitely the new way to explore the country. With unlimited trails and exploration to be had, here you can start your adventure in our area. You will enjoy the time away and be able to see nature of Canada. You can come any time from spring to fall please come and visit. No matter where you start from you can explore a vast trail system that will take you off the beaten track or into Bancroft, Coe Hill, Maynooth, Lake St Peter or one of the many other local attractions for a quick lunch or mid-ride break.
You can purchase your trail pass here at the Visitor Information Centre in Bancroft, at Linkie’s General Store in Lake St. Peter or online!
Please visit Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance for information on trails and permits @ www.thetrail.ca
Day Trip: Wildcat Trail & Glamor Lake Park
Park at the Tory Hill Community Park and head west on Highway 118 to Gibson Road. Turn left and follow Gibson Road until the very end. It turns into Wildcat Trail and it is a great ride with spectacular scenery. A little challenging in spots, but worth the ride. You’ll come out at Glamor Lake Road. Turn right and you will end up at a fabulous park between Big and Little Glamor Lakes; Ideal for a picnic or a dip. Head back down Glamor Lake Road and you will end up on Highway 503, where you can turn right to Gooderham and have lunch at Donna’s Diner or you can turn left and catch the IB&O Rail Trail right back to the Tory Hill Community Park. You don’t require a trail permit to ride this trail, as the Municipality of Highlands East owns the Rail Trail within its boundaries. Visit www.highlandseast.com North Hastings ATV Association www.northhastingsatv.com
Clubs & Associations
Algonquin ATV Club
Phone: (613) 637-2016
Paudash ATV Riders
Phone: (613) 339-1334
Start your winter adventure here! We have unlimited trails with scenic routes, lakes and restaurants! Come to our visitor information center for maps a list of accommodations and dinning guide so you can have the best north of 7!
The club grooms 140 kilometers of trails from Wilno through to Golden Lake and Bonnechere.
Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the last Tuesday of every month at the Sands on Golden Lake Resort in Deacon, Ontario.