May 27, 2020 Update: The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is continuing to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and is taking precautions to keep our workplace safe for staff, visitors and partners across the watershed.

All conservation areas are open to hiking as of May 22, 2020. Please note that Millennium Conservation Area is now a one-way trail: head right upon entry to the trailhead.

Your patience, cooperation and support is appreciated during this time. Please continue to visit our website for updates. Stay safe.

Thurne Parks Conservation Area

This conservation area consists of 46.52 acres (18.8 ha) and was acquired on December 9, 1976. Located in the Municipality of Clarington, it is a great spot for fishing, bird watching and nature photography.

Thurne Parks CA is closed from mid-October through to May.

How to get there:

  • Exit Highway 401 at Highway 115/35.
  • Travel 6 km to the 4th Concession.
  • Exit and go west 1.5 km.
  • After crossing Wilmot Creek, parking is located on the south side of the road.
  • Unmaintained trails. Use at own risk.

While visiting, please respect neighbouring private properties and stay on GRCA Conservation Area land.