Scanlon Creek Conservation Area is a hikers’ haven, a picnicking paradise, a birder’s delight and a photographer’s dream. Explore forests, marshlands, and glacial erratics, enjoy spring wildflowers, or the vibrant fall leaves and see plenty of birds and other wildlife as you hike the expansive trail system covering most of the 300 hectare park.

Serving both environmental and recreational needs, the park is a nature preserve for flora and fauna and home to a Bark Park for our canine friends. During the summer, picnicking is fun and easy under our covered pavilions – perfect for family reunions, company events and camp-outs. Don’t forget to visit the Discovery Play Garden – a popular playground for young and the young-at-heart. Scanlon Creek is a place to spend a few hours or an entire day!

Kingfisher Loop:   3 km Most varied terrain & scenery • Ideal for trail running & photography

 Sugar Maple Loop:   1.5 km Spectacular fall colours & spring flowers • The flattest loop

 Evergreen Loop:   2.5 km Fresh scented white cedar forest  • A few very steep sections

 Chickadee  Loop:  2.8 km A mix of plantation forests & open areas on even terrain A great loop for bird-watching

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Scanlon Creek C. A. Loop Trail characteristics

Length: Kingfisher Loop: 3 km; Sugar Maple Loop: 1.5 km; Evergreen Loop: 2.5 km; Chickadee Loop: 2.8 km
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: Parking fee

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: washrooms, picnic areas.

Attractions: Boardwalk, Lookout

Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority, 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ontario 905-895-1281 | 1-800-465-0437

Find it: Main Entrance 2450 Line 9, Bradford, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1467200
Longitude: -79.5649200