Port Hope Conservation Area

This conservation area is 89.94 acres (36.4 ha) in size, and is tucked beside the Ganaraska River. This land was acquired on February 3, 1964. The woodland trails along the Ganaraska River are rich in plant life and great for a picturesque stroll or nature photography. Not only a great place to relax and enjoy a picnic by the water, but also a popular spot for fishing. The Ganaraska Fishway (fish sanctuary) is on the south side of Highway 401.

Unmaintained trails. Use at own risk.

Port Hope CA is closed 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 (2016 & updated 2020 & 2021) and images. Go here to read the article. It includes a map of the trail.

Port Hope Conservation Area has just one of the many nature trails and hiking trails you can find throughout Ontario by using the search features of OntarioNaturetrails.com

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Port Hope Conservation Area characteristics

Length: Not known
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Picnic tables

Attractions: None

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

Find it: End of Cavan St, north of 401, Port Hope, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.9704960
Longitude: -78.2949040