Ball’s Mill Conservation Area is located north of Cobourg in Hamilton Township and consists of 38.1 acres (15.7 ha). The land was acquired on November 6, 1974 and offers both woodland trails and a pond – great for exploring and spotting wildlife. You can walk, fish or relax near the dam, pond or stream.

Ball’s Mill CA is closed (no winter maintenance) from mid-October through to May.

While visiting, please respect neighbouring private properties and stay on GRCA Conservation Area land.

How to get to Ball’s Mill Conservation Area:

  • Take Highway 401 to County Road 45 (Norwood/Cobourg exit)
  • Travel north to the village of Baltimore
  • Turn left on Harwood Road
  • Travel .25 km to Ball’s Mill located on east side of road

2oldguyswalking website has a great article (posted 2014) with images. Go here to read the article.

Ball’s Mills Conservation Area has just one of the many nature trails and hiking trails you can find throughout Ontario by using the search features of

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Ball’s Mills Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 1 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: None

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Phone: (905) 885-8173

Find it: See text above

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.0333870
Longitude: -78.1479380