Nature Trails near Ajax, Ontario

Ajax, a town which is a part of Durham Region WELCOMES YOU!  It is one of the fastest growing areas of Ontario. The population is approximately 109,600, with hundreds of new homes being built every year. The Town has a vibrant business community as well, with more than 1,900 businesses and a labour force of close to 42,000. Our retail sector includes a regional shopping centre at Harwood Ave. N. and Highway 2 (Kingston Rd.), along with many smaller outlets.
Residents enjoy a full range of excellent municipal services of city quality in a mid-sized town setting. We enjoy and strive to preserve a rich natural heritage, including waterways such as Duffins and Carruthers Creek and, most importantly, Lake Ontario. The six kilometres of waterfront remain largely undeveloped for the enjoyment of everyone, with acres of parkland and natural areas.
As a rapidly-growing community, Ajax includes a vibrant mix of established and new neighbourhoods. The diversity of our population can be seen every day, and at regular community events such as Home Week, The Family Festival and Pickering Village Fall Festival, among others.

Some of Ontario's best hiking trails and nature trails are near Ajax.

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Duffins Creek Trail

Duffins Creek Trail This section begins at the Waterfront Trail in Rotary Park and travels north along the eastern edge of Duffins Marsh. There are many lookouts to view the marsh birds and wildlife. Most of the trail is limestone screenings. The trail meets the paved...

Greenwood Conservation Area

Greenwood Conservation Area Greenwood offers residents and visitors alike a chance to escape to nature along the banks of Duffins Creek. Hiking trails allow you to explore the forest or the steep-sided river valley, and picnic tables are available throughout the area...