Grant’s Woods is a 21 hectare parcel of upland woods located on Division Road in Severn Township, 3 km west of Orillia. William Grant donated this property to the Conservancy in memory of his brother Jack, who passed away in 2002. The Grant family had owned the property since 1908. A former house on the property has been extensively renovated to create the Conservation Centre with office. Our gazebo and office are wheelchair accessible and the Periwinkle trail is also accessible. There are 6 trails ranging from very short to 1.9 km. The main loop trail is 1.9 km.  

Unique features of this property

·      old-growth upland forest has not been logged for over a century. Some of the beech trees are 200 years old and have a diameter of more than 100 centimetres. 

·      small cool streams in shallow ravines collect together to form on the headwaters of the North River

·      a network of 4 km looped walking trails has been developed, with connecting footbridges and interpretive stations


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

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Grant’s Woods Loop Trail characteristics

Length: 4 km of looped trails.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: One of the loop trails is wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None Reported

Flora & Fauna:

Many large specimens of Hard Maple, White Ash, Red Oak, White Pine, American Beech and Eastern Hemlock
Nesting area for Scarlet Tanagers, Black-throated Green Warblers, Broad-winged Hawk and Pileated Woodpeckers
Indigo Buntings and Mourning Warblers nest along woodland edges
In the shade of the forest, Christmas Fern, Maidenhair Fern and many spring wildflowers occur

Amenities: Seasonal washrooms, interpretive signage.

The Couchiching Conservancy 1485 Division Road West, Orillia, ON General inquiries Tel: 705-326-1620

Find it: Just outside Orillia on Division Rd. West., between Fairgrounds Road and Uhthoff Line.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.6351620
Longitude: -79.4783290