Lower Trent Conservation
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More the 80 % of Ontario’s population receives their drinking water from a municipal drinking water system. Municipalities, Conservation Authorities, and Source Protection Authorities others play a strong role in ensuring that municipally treated drinking water is safe for our use.

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Nestled in the scenic, rolling hills of Northumberland County, Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area offers some of the most scenic natural beauty found in the Quinte area. Climb up the Esker Trail and take in the scenic view. Try flyfishing on Cold Creek. Take the family on a short hike along the Junior Loop. Bring your camera and catch nature at its best on the Beaver Trail. Blaze the North View Trail with your mountain bike. Enjoy the tranquility of the meandering Loop D’Loop trail . Or pack a picnic lunch and hike the entire 12 kilometres of trails. And when snow flies, thread your way through the property on cross-country ski trails.

The 179 hectare (441 acre) parcel of land supports a wide variety of ecological communities: one of eastern Ontario’s finest trout streams; remnant prairie; oak savannah; a portion of a provincially significant wetland; and mature mixed forest. There is also an established bluebird population.

Prairie Restoration at Goodrich-Loomis

Naturalists, bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature photographers visit this site to view the scenic surroundings, catch a glimpse of passing wildlife, and to experience the variety of plant and animal species.

On site is the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Centre, which is used by the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board for outdoor education classes, however, the facility can also be rented on weeknights and weekends (special events like races, fundraisers or interest groups like scouts and girl guides or meeting). Contact us to find out more about renting CA Lands for Events

Your Conservation Areas

178 ha (441ac)
Trail Length:
12 Kilometres in total (6 trails)
Trail Difficulty:
Easy to difficult
44.1285 – 77.8200
Unique Features:
Large Eskers, Cold Creek, remnant prairie provincially, significant wetland, oak savannah
Picnic tables, privy, Conservation Centre (available for rent) 
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Off-Road Cycling
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Lake / River / Reservoir
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Facility Rental

Natural Habitat Areas

In addition to Conservation Areas, Lower Trent Conservation owns and manages Natural Habitat areas. These areas are not promoted as recreational use areas. They are generally large tracts of land that remain in their natural state. There are no maintained trails or facilities but they are open to the public.