Nature Trails near Whitby, Ontario


We welcome you to explore Whitby's amazing landscapes, cultural activities and amenities, and historical roots. Stay at one of our reputable accommodations or experience the shops and attractions in our two heritage downtowns.
Savour the flavours of all four seasons at Whitby's many dining and shopping establishments. From May to October, our farmers welcome you to pick produce on their farms or you can visit them at the Whitby Farmer's Market.
Stroll the streets or take one of our many heritage walking tours, visit the Port Whitby Marina, or engage in the many sports and recreation opportunities available, including learn to sail lessons. Visit getting around or getting here for transportation options around the Town and for directions.
If you are new to the community or just here for a short while, you can get a glimpse of all that the Town has to offer by visiting our Community Calendar or by viewing one of our photo galleries. Discover our many Youth Events and Special Events held year round for the entire family.
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Heber Down Conservation Area

The Heber Down Conservation Area (284 hectares) offers a variety of activities for the recreation-minded. Fishing, nature walks, and picnicking are all popular activities that can be carried out just a short distance from home. More importantly, Heber Down...

Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Established in 1972, the 272-hectare Lynde Shores Conservation Area, together with the adjacent Cranberry West Tract (40 hectares) is well known for its wildlife viewing opportunities. Including both Lynde Creek Marsh and Cranberry Marsh, the Lynde Shores Conservation...

Thickson’s Woods

Visit Thickson’s Woods. From Highway 401 in Whitby, Ontario, take Thickson Road south past Wentworth Street to the Waterfront Trail. Turn east (left) 100 metres to a small turnaround. Enter the woods at a walkway through the fence on the south side of the...