Located atop the Niagara Escarpment in Niagara-on-the-Lake, this conservation area provides a spectacular view of Niagara’s natural beauty. The Bruce Trail and two self guided trails are popular for hikers and cross country skiers alike through this forested site. The natural features at Woodend provide many opportunities for outdoor activities including bird watching, picnicking, hiking and cross-country skiing.
Woodend is also home to students participating in the outdoor education programs in the education centre, which is leased by the District School Board of Niagara.
The forest communities at Woodend are composed largely of broad leafed hardwood species such as sugar maple, beech, red oak, shagbark hickory, and rock elm. Black cherry, black oak, and paw paw are sporadically scattered throughout the area and are representative of Carolinian forest species. This diversity of vegetation provides the food and habitat needed to sustain wildlife.
Open Year- round
Activities: Hiking & Walking, Bird-watching, Snowshoeing, Cross country skiing
Picnic Area Availabe