Viewing Platform

Comprised of 77 hectares of stream valley lands and wetlands on the shore of Lake Ontario. The Waterfront Trail traverses the property and walking/hiking trails provide access to shoreline, Newcastle Marsh and Wilmot Creek.

The Samuel Wilmot Nature Area is comprised of stream valley lands and wetlands on the shore of Lake Ontario. Wilmot Creek and the marsh are both significant components of the ecosystem of Lake Ontario’s north shore. Because of its location along the lake’s northern shoreline, the area receives large volumes of monarchs and other migrating pollinators that move through the region during the fall migration.

Directions:  Go North on Hwys 35/115 to Hwy #2. Then East to Cobbledick Rd. and South to the parking Lot.

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Samuel Wilmot Nature Area characteristics

Length: 3.5 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Gravel
Trail use: Hiking and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: no fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: Seasonal washrooms

Attractions: Lookout platforms, interpretive signage, benches

Municipality of Clarington 905-263-2291

Find it: Cobbledick Road, Bowmanville

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.9026900
Longitude: -78.7664090