Take a hike along one of the most beautiful forest boardwalk trails in the region. While exploring this 19 hectare Carolinian woodland, you’ll see Tulip-tree, Sassafras, Black Gum, Sycamore and Flowering Dogwood trees, as well as wildflowers such as Trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, May Apple, Spring Beauty and Columbine, to mention just a few.   Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area is renowned for its spring wildflowers, and is a great place for photographers to hone their skills in the brilliant sea of colour that lines the trails. Boardwalk trails meander through this conservation area, and beautiful spring warblers can be often be spotted resting before continuing their flight north in spring.

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KOPEGARON WOODS characteristics

Length: 1 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Cross-country skiing
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: Picnic tables, portable washrooms

Attractions: Boardwalk


Find it: Exit 401 at highway 77 heading South towards Leamington, go 22 km. Turn left (East) on Highway 3/County Rd 33, go .2 km. Turn left (East) on County Rd 34, go 8 km. You will see the entrance to Kopegaron Woods on the South side.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 42.0808850
Longitude: -82.4935020

Photo credits:

Essex Region Conservation.