There is more to Proctor Park Conservation Area than what first meets the eye.  Beyond the manicured lawns and open space, lies 37 hectares of natural wonder.  Venture beyond the forest edge and follow the 2.5 kilometre trail that passes along Butler Creek, through cedar lowlands, and up through a maple/beech hardwood forest and a view of Presqu’ile Bay.  There is something for all seasons —  hiking, nature photography, fishing, picnicking and cross-country skiing. Be mindful that there are some difficult hilly sections.

Proctor House Museum, an elegant and impressive house restored to the 1840 to 1880 period and operated by the Save Our Heritage Organization, is also located within the boundaries of the Conservation Area.

2oldguyswalking website has a great article (posted 2016) with images and map. Go here to read the article.

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Proctor Park Conservation Area characteristics

Length: Approx 3 km
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: 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, vault privy

Attractions: Museum

Lower Trent Conservation Authority Phone: 613-394-4829

Find it: 96 Young St, Brighton, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.0467000
Longitude: -77.7391000