Ganaraska Millennium Conservation Area

This conservation area located north of Port Hope at County Road 28 and Highway 401 provides residents and visitors with a natural respite in which to walk, picnic and enjoy the natural environment. Various demonstration sites are designed to show landowners how to protect and enhance their properties through conservation techniques such as native flower and grass planting, slope and bank stabilization, woodlot plantings and use of indigenous plants in home landscaping projects. A covered picnic shelter is available for use by the public, community groups and schools for classes, workshops and social activities. Approximately two km of meandering trails  now exist around the old Molson Pond area and along the Ganaraska River.

Ganaraska Millennium CA is closed (no winter maintenance) from mid-October through to May.

While visiting, please respect neighbouring private properties and stay on GRCA Conservation Area land.

2oldguyswalking website has a great article (posted 2016) with images. Go here to read this article.

Ganaraska Millennium Conservation Area has just one of the many nature trails and hiking trails you can find throughout Ontario by using the search features of

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Ganaraska Millennium Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 1.6 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Cross-country skiing
Wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Picnic tables

Attractions: Boardwalks, lookouts, interpretive signage

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Phone: (905) 885-8173

Find it: 2216 Northumberland County Rd 28, Port Hope, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.9731040
Longitude: -78.2887190