Enniskillen Conservation Area

Cedar swamp, open wetlands and bubbling brooks everything you would expect to find on the south slopes of the provincially significant Oak Ridges Moraine. The 65-hectare Enniskillen Conservation Area is located only a stone’s throw away from the small village of Enniskillen and offers 5 trails totalling 5.5km through beautiful coniferous forest that includes the Bowmanville Creek and two ponds.

By combining a hike with a nice picnic with family and friends at one of the group picnicking areas, Enniskillen Conservation Area can make for a great day out.

The area is known for its local history including the Moorey Grist Mill (built just north of the Education Centre in 1874 and dismantled in 1956) that used to take advantage of the constant supply of water that continues to run through the property today. Although the mill no longer exists, you can still see the earthen dam, which held back the creek water to produce the millpond.

Link to trail map & brochure:


2oldguyswalking website offers a great review of this site (posted 2017) with images and map. Go here to read this review.

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

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Enniskillen Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 5 trails totalling 5.5 km.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Cross-country skiing
Accessibility Notes: Not known
Fees: Paid parking

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Picnic tables, washrooms

Attractions: None

Central Lake Ontario Conservtion Authority Tel:(905) 579-0411

Find it: 7274 Holt Road, Clarington

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.0023470
Longitude: -78.7749860