This 20 hectare site is perfect for an afternoon trip to the country. The area includes a winding 1.5 kilometre trail through an oak-hickory woodland. Walk the trail through this classic Carolinian Forest and see if you can spot the Signal Tree, and pass along the upper meandering reaches of the Puce River.

Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch in a restful setting. Great for family get-togethers. With well managed trails and boardwalks, Maidstone Conservation Area is very accessible and makes a pleasant excursion.

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


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MAIDSTONE WOODS characteristics

Length: 1.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: Picnic tables, washrooms

Attractions: Boardwalk

Essex Region Conservation Authority 360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311 Essex, ON N8M 1Y6 Phone: 519-776-5209

Find it: Exit the 401 at Puce Rd (County Rd 25), head South for 3 km. Note: the road will jog left at North Middle Rd and then right at 1213 Side Rd.You will find the entrance to Maidstone Conservation Area on the West side of the road.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 42.2151570
Longitude: -82.7868710