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Claireville Conservation Area

The busy holiday season is done and over, and finally we have had the opportunity to slide back into our regular routine, and spend some time hiking and exploring. We had visited Claireville Conservation Area in October to see the leaves change colour, and being so close of a drive, visited again in January of the new year. It’s impressive how vast and serene the area is is. Especially with being surrounded by such a busy and populated region.

Claireville Conservation Area is located on the western side of the junction of Highway 427 and Highway 407, on the border of Brampton, Vaughan, Toronto, and Mississauga. There are 3 free parking lots off Highway 50, Queen Street, and Gorewood Drive. The 848 acres of conversation land is owned and managed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. 

The conservation area features rolling hills, creeks, rivers, and forest. Our visit in winter was short but scenic. It had snowed the day before, and had collected on the pines and meadow wildflowers. We parked at the Highway 50 lot and walked along the loop at points 40 and 41 on the map.

Our October hike, which was also short but scenic but equally beautiful, allowed for fantastic views of the changing colour of leaves. We parked and walked the loop around points 45 and 42 on the map, then visited the Wiley bridge (built in 1924) at point 27 before returning.

Although visiting twice, both trips were short and we still have more to explore.


Have you visited Claireville Conservation Area in Brampton? Let us know about your experience in the comments below.


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