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