When we lived in Pickering we often hiked the Seaton Trail through it’s many access points closer to the town (Dixie Road, Valley Farm, Clarkes Hollow). This last visit back to the area, we decided to start our trek using a new entrance – through Whitevale Park.
I absolutely love Whitevale in Pickering. I don’t know anyone who lives there, but even driving through it is such a breath of fresh air. Many old homes have been preserved, and the entire area has and a small-community feel.
The entrance is at the very south end of Whitevale Park – you will have to walk across the field to get there. The park features a decently sized parking lot as well.
We visited on a ridiculously hot day in August, but the foliage of the forest definitely helped with cooling us off. The trail follows alongside Duffins Creek.
One of my favourite parts of this trail was this weird looking tree. How did it grow and develop this way? Why?
The trail itself was easy to navigate, and seemed to be well maintained.
See below for some photos I took during our hike.
Have you visited Seaton Hiking Trail using this trail entrance? Let us know about your experience in the comments below.
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