Nestled in the scenic, rolling hills of Northumberland County, Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area offers some of the most scenic natural beauty found in the Quinte area.  Climb up the Esker Trail and take in the scenic view. Try flyfishing on Cold Creek. Take the family on a short hike along the Junior Loop.  Bring your camera and catch nature at its best on the Beaver Trail. Blaze the North View Trail with your mountain bike. Bushwack your way through the rustic Loop D’Loop. Or pack a picnic lunch and hike the entire 12 kilometres of trails. And when snow flies, thread your way through the property on cross-country ski trails.

The 179 hectare (441 acre) parcel of land supports a wide variety of ecological communities:  one of eastern Ontario’s finest trout streams; remnant prairie; oak savannah; a portion of a provincially significant wetland; and mature mixed forest.  There is also an established bluebird population.

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2oldguyswalking website has a great article (2016 & updated 2021) and images. Go here to read the article.

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Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 6 trails totalling 12 km.
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, and Mountain biking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Picnic tables, privy

Attractions: None

Lower Trent Conservation Authority Phone: 613-394-4829

Find it: 1331 Pine School Rd, Brighton, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1285000
Longitude: -77.8200000