Nature Trails near Clarington, Ontario

Welcome to the Municipality of Clarington

The Municipality of Clarington is a beautiful community that forms the eastern boundary of the Greater Toronto Area.
Clarington is one of eight municipalities located in Durham Region. With a population of over 95 thousand people and growing, Clarington offers residents a blend of city living and rural charm.
We are a large Municipality, covering an area of approximately 612 square kilometres. We have four major urban centres and 13 hamlets.
Our residents enjoy waterfront trails alongside Lake Ontario, Greenbelt protected farmlands, and the natural beauty of the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Clarington is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

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

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Bowmanville/Westside Marshes Conservation Area

Bowmanville/Westside Marshes Conservation Area Officially opened in June 2006, the Bowmanville / Westside Marshes Conservation Area is over 80 hectares in size and includes two provincial significant coastal wetlands, (Bowmanville Marsh and Westside Marsh) and their...

Courtice Millenium Trail

The Courtice Millennium Trail is located west of Courtice Recreation Complex. This 1.5km trail network winds its way through woodlands, meadows, and across the Black Creek. Link to Clarington Trails...

Darlington Provincial Park Trails

Darlington Provincial Park Trails: Burk Trail 1.25 km (30 minutes) moderate This trail moves through fields, meadows and mature forest past a pioneer cemetery to a scenic lookout over Lake Ontario. Watch for the elusive Coopers Hawk at the bluff and songbirds in the...

Darlington Waterfront Trail

Discover the beauty of wetlands, meadows, and forests with almost 900 species of flora and fauna along the Darlington Waterfront Trail. Find 207 species of birds nesting in the treetops. Active visitors can jog the fitness loop or pack a picnic and stay the day. Come...

Orono Crown Lands Trails

Orono Crown Lands Trails The Orono Crown Lands occupy 633 acres of the former Ontario Tree Nursery. Thirteen km of well marked and maintained nature trails meander through a varied habitat of mature evergreen and deciduous hardwood forests. Many trails are easy...

Samuel Wilmot Nature Area

Comprised of 77 hectares of stream valley lands and wetlands on the shore of Lake Ontario. The Waterfront Trail traverses the property and walking/hiking trails provide access to shoreline, Newcastle Marsh and Wilmot Creek. The Samuel Wilmot Nature Area is comprised...

The Old Swamp Road Walking Trail

The Old Swamp Road Walking Trail is beautiful at any time of year. It is also called the Leskard trail ‘cause it’s near the village of Leskard and on Leskard Rd North of Concession 8 and west of Highway 35/115. This is a fairly easy walking trail of about 2 kms...