Established in 1972, the 272-hectare Lynde Shores Conservation Area, together with the adjacent Cranberry West Tract (40 hectares) is well known for its wildlife viewing opportunities. Including both Lynde Creek Marsh and Cranberry Marsh, the Lynde Shores Conservation Area provides excellent habitat for nesting birds and acts as an important stopover point for waterfowl and shorebirds migrating along the north shore of Lake Ontario.

In addition to their importance to wildlife, both Lynde Creek Marsh and Cranberry Marsh provide many other important functions that are typical of the few remaining coastal wetlands found along this northern section of the Lake Ontario shoreline. As result, these two marshes are designated as provincially significant wetlands.

To help you get a closer look at this important area, Lynde Shores Conservation Area has a number of looping trails (5 km including the 1 km looping trail within the Cranberry West Tract). These trails are just the right length for little ones and are generally stroller and wheelchair friendly. Or, take a walk along the boardwalk to get a sense of what it feels like to be out in the middle of the Lynde Creek Marsh. Bring a camera, because you just never know what you might see!


Link to trail map & brochure:

2oldguyswalking website offers a great review of this site (posted 2018) with images (great wildlife images) and map. Go here to read this review.

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

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Lynde Shores Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 5 km of trails.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Wheelchair accessible
Fees: Pay and Display Parking is in effect at a cost of: Max. - $6/ vehicle/day or $3/hour.

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Picnic tables, washrooms

Attractions: Marsh, Boardwalk

Central Lake Ontario Conservtion Authority Tel:(905) 579-0411

Find it: Main entrance: 1225 Victoria St W, Whitby

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.8548550
Longitude: -78.9669980