Eagles Nest Park Trails is owned by the Town of Bancroft and maintained by a volunteer not-for-profit incorporated organization, Stewards of Bancroft Eagles Nest Park Inc. Future plans include further trail expansion on non-municipal lands, as far as Clarke Lake to the east.

In 2017, Eagles Nest – An Algonquin Story, a Canada 150 project funded in part by the Government of Canada, resulted in the development of an interpretive trail that highlights the early indigenous presence in the area, as well as the geology, flora and fauna and stories of early European settlement.

Each of the trails in Eagles Nest Park is unique, offering a variety of different ecosystems, plants, trees, animals and birds and other wildlife. The Hawkwatch, a favourite destination within the park, provides an amazing vista over the York River valley and town of Bancroft below. It is an ever-changing landscape, but especially beautiful in the fall of the year.

We ask you to tread lightly on your visit to Eagles Nest so its beauty, its flora and fauna and the unique spiritual experience it offers, may be preserved for generations to come.

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Eagles Nest Park Trails characteristics

Length: Bruce Collins Trail - .6 km Hawkwatch Trail - .6 km Christy Trail – 1 km Gerry Whyte Plant Identification Trail - .5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural and Rock
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: Lookouts, interpretive signage, bog, boardwalk, panoramic view

Town of Bancroft

Find it: 79 Eagles Nest Park Rd, Bancroft, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.0733390
Longitude: -77.8563310

Eagles Nest Park Trails Image Gallery

Photo credits:

Don Knight