Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Centre

This is a great spot to enjoy the diversity of nature and the wildlife that can be found in each of the various habitats. The Blue Trail takes you through the most diverse range of habitats – lowland forest, wetlands and upland fields. The Yellow Trail loops along an upland route with several slopes to climb. The Red Trail is short, easy and flat and takes you through lowland forest and along the edge of a wetland. The entrance is located on the eastern side of University Road, south of Nassau Mills Road. There are signs and a parking lot. Can also be accessed via the baseball diamond field on the south side of Pioneer Road, just east of Nassau Mills Road.


  • Blue Trail – 3.7km
  • Yellow Trail – 2.6km
  • Red Trail – 1.9km

2oldguyswalking website offers a great review of these trails, with images and map. Go here to read this review.

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Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Centre characteristics

Length: 5 trails totalling 6.5 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks, Gravel, and Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Washrooms, picnic tables

Attractions: Boardwalks

City of Peterborough 1-855-738-3755.

Find it: 801 University Rd, Peterborough, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.3453200
Longitude: -78.2872220