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Woodend Conservation Area

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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

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Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
P: 905-788-3135
F: 905-788-1121

From Toronto:

  1. Merge onto Gardiner Expy W
  2. Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way
  3. Merge onto ON-403 W
  4. Slight left at Queen Elizabeth Way (signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie)
  5. Take the Regional Road/ON-89/Glendale Avenue S exit
  6. Merge onto Glendale Ave/Regional Road 89
  7. Turn left at Taylor Rd/Regional Road 70

From Buffalo:

  1. Take Queenston-Lewiston Bridge (Partial toll road)
  2. Entering Canada (Ontario)
  3. Continue onto ON-405 W
  4. Merge onto Queen Elizabeth Way
  5. Take the Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue exit toward Niagara-on-the-Lake
  6. Turn left at Glendale Ave/Regional Road 89
  7. Turn left at Taylor Rd/Regional Road 70

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: 43.14326989210
Longitude: -79.16735540360
UTM easting: 649030
UTM northing: 4778355

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