Sheffield Conservation Area provides a 4.5 km looped trail that offers some challenging terrain for the avid hiker. Spectacular granite outcroppings, deciduous forests and extensive wetlands typify this area of the Canadian Shield. Songbirds, waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals like beaver and muskrat are common here. Ontario’s only lizard, the five-lined skink, is also a resident.
For those who love to stargaze, this Conservation Area offers the southern most dark sky in all of Ontario. For wildflower enthusiasts there is plenty of colour from the brilliant orange of the wood lily to the delicate pale corydalis along the trails.

Link to trail map:

2oldguyswalking website has a great article (posted 2018) with images and map. Go here to read this article.

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Sheffield Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 4.5 km looped trail
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: $5 per day parking fee

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: picnic areas, washrooms

Attractions: lookout

Quinte Conservation Authority 613-968-3434

Find it: 8032 County Rd 41, Erinsville, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.5614940
Longitude: -77.1156100