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New Hiking Area To Be Added To The Oak Ridges Corridor Park

May 13, 2011


May 12, 2011

The Board of Directors of the Oak Ridges Trail Association in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) invite media to attend a hike in the Jefferson Forest.  On this hike we will be viewing over 400 magnificent acres of the TRCA Jefferson Forest tract that will soon be added to the existing Oak Ridges Corridor Park.  We will also explore the new primary route for the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail through that property.  The property is tentatively set to be formally be integrated with Oak Ridges Corridor Park in the Summer of 2011.

We will also be going through one of the largest dry kettles on the Oak Ridges Moraine where the hillsides will be covered in springtime flowering trees.  This beautiful mature forest, dotted with wetlands, is one of the least disturbed areas close to Toronto.

Date:                Tuesday, May 17

Schedule:          9 a.m.   Introductions

                        9:30  a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hike     

                        (early drop off point after one hour available)

Location:           Meet at Sunset Beach parking lot at the east end of Lake Wilcox.

This is the north west corner of Bayview Ave and Bethesda Side Rd

 2 Km north of Stouffville Rd.

Please wear clothing appropriate to the day's weather; there are steep hills and proper footwear is a must. 

RSVP:              By Monday, May 16th

Steve Joudrey, Toronto and Region Conservation,

416.661.6600 ext. 5573,


Toronto and Region Conservation

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at


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