Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve

Surrounded by intense agricultural and urban development, the reserve provides refuge to a variety of wildlife. The most notable feature of this property is the diversity of habitats it encompasses. The property hosts a large tract of mature hardwood and mixed forests. Enormous beech trees rub shoulders with tall maples and hemlock. A small wetland area, dominated by birch trees and larch, is part of the larger Ansnorveldt wetland complex. Located in the West Holland River watershed, the property boasts two creeks. White-tailed deer, red fox, great blue herons, red-tailed hawks and great-horned owls are just a few of the residents that call this nature reserve home.

There is a system of well-marked trails, including interpretive signs, and visitors are invited to walk the property.

Trail Location:

West entrance to the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve will be  immediately across from 18580 Dufferin Street. The marked trail system can be accessed from the parking area.

East entrance,  The nature reserve is the second driveway on the left (west) side at 18462 Bathurst Street and is marked by a green and white Ontario Nature sign. Continue down the driveway past the white house (please respect the privacy of the tenants). You may park at the end of the driveway in order to access the trails.

Link to trail map:  Found under the King drop down menu:

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve characteristics

Length: Not known
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not Accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: Interretive Signage

York Simcoe Nature Club

Find it: West entrance to the reserve will be immediately across from 18580 Dufferin Street.. East entrance: The nature reserve is the second driveway on the left (west) side at 18462 Bathurst Street (more info above)

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.0713170
Longitude: -79.5125880