The Fleetwood Creek Natural Area is a river valley system. It contains lowland forests, hardwood bush, meadows and steep valleys. There are over 250 kinds of plants and 44 types of birds, including wild turkey that were reintroduced into the region during the 1980s.

A variety of geological formations caused by the past glacial period can be found in and around the area, including kames, kettles, eskers and ice-contact ridges.

A large part of the Fleetwood Creek property is designated as a Provincially Significant Earth and Life Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI). Visitors are asked to stay on the trails so that the most environmentally sensitive sections of the property are protected.

The Valley Trail is a 2.2 km loop offering visitors two ways to enjoy the area. An observation platform offers a spectacular view of the surrounding land, while the more adventuresome can also travel down into the valley. The Forest Trail is divided into two branches. The West branch, a 3 km loop, consists of a twisting path on a gradual slope leading through open meadows and forests of giant beech, maple, and hemlock trees. The East trail, a 3 km loop, leads through a dense cedar forest, then climbs up the valley slope. The trail continues through an open meadow, then winds back through the forest to the parking area.

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2oldguyswalking website has a great article and images of a hike to see Fleetwood Creek Natural Area . Go here to see this article.

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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Fleetwood Creek Natural Area characteristics

Length: 8.2 km of looped trails.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not known
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Picnic Tables

Attractions: Viewing platform

Kawartha Conservation AuthorityTel: 705.328.2271.2286v

Find it: 902 Ballyduff Road, Kawartha Lakes, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1423000
Longitude: -78.6147100