Purple Woods Conservation Area, the site of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation’s annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival.

Along with access to the Oak Ridges Trail, Purple Woods also hosts a 900m Discovery Trail that is accessible.

With a 42 acre sugar bush visitors will enjoy the fall colours and a walk down the Sugar Shack Trail (400m).

A short 0.5 km trail allows for a quick stroll down into the hollow. This is where you will find the sugar shack, which is the heart of this operating sugar bush. Visit in mid-March and discover how maple syrup production has changed from early native methods to the modern methods used today

Link to trail map & brochure:


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Purple Woods Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 2 trails of .9 km and .4 km.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Wheelchair accessible
Fees: None Reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Washrooms

Attractions: None

Central Lake Ontario Conservtion Authority Tel:(905) 579-0411

Find it: Main Entrance: 38 Coates Road East, Oshawa ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.0364150
Longitude: -78.9192280