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 meadows.

McLaughlin Bay Trail 1.5 km (1 hour) easy

As you hike this trail from McLaughlin Bay, you travel through a marsh ecosystem into the transitional zone between wet and dry land. Plants and animals abound here, especially nesting waterfowl such as the Great Blue Heron. This trail links to the wildlife reserve and Oshawa Second Marsh Trails system at the west boundary of the park.

Robinson Creek Trail 1 km loop (30 minutes) easy

Starting and finishing at the Visitor Centre, this trail follows the intermittent Robinson Creek through a forested ravine full of mature willow, Staghorn sumac, maple trees and a diversity of plants and wildlife.

Waterfront Trail 2.6 km (1 hour) easy

A small section of the 350 km, multi-use trail that follows the shore of Lake Ontario from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Trenton and passes through Darlington.

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Darlington Provincial Park Trails characteristics

Length: 4 trails from 1 km to 2.6 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: not wheelchair accessible
Fees: Park entrance fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: Picnic tables, washrooms

Attractions: Swimming, scenic lookout


Find it: 1600 Darlington Park Rd. Bowmanville

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.8755000
Longitude: -78.7778340