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East Duffins Headwaters

Welcome to East Duffins Headwaters. This forest is a growing natural feature and with your help will be enjoyed and appreciated by future generations. Please review and respect all Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) sign information and help us protect this significant natural resource.

TRCA owns this 1548 hectare environmentally significant forest located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, in the Duffins Creek Watershed. This mixed deciduous and coniferous forest, provides many important environmental functions including:

  • providing habitat and food supply for a variety of birds and wildlife;
  • improving air quality by producing oxygen;
  • cleaning the water entering Duffins Creek and replenishing ground water storage;
  • limiting potential floods; and
  • protecting fragile slopes and stream banks from eroding.

The Ontario Heritage Foundation owns approximately 72 hectares of land, situated between Walker Woods and Glen Major Forest, which TRCA manages. This property provides a strategic natural heritage corridor which links the two TRCA properties.

Trail Closures:

Please be advised that TRCA will be temporarily closing sections of trail throughout East Duffins Headwaters (EDH) properties this spring in order to prevent damage to wet and vulnerable trails and to sensitive habitat areas.

When? During spring thaw.  

How long? The TRCA will be monitoring trail conditions daily to keep the length of the closures to a minimum.  Trails will be reopened as conditions allow.

EDH 2016 Trail Closure

 

Download:

East Duffins Headwaters Terrestrial Biological Inventory and Assessment - July 2010 - PDF 6.7MB

EDH MPU Consolidated Copy March 2013 - PDF 10.2MB

For more information on the East Duffins Headwaters,please contact:

Matt Kenel
Project Manager
Restoration and Infrastructure
416.661.6600 ext 5325
mkenel@trca.on.ca

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Activities offered at this location

Bird WatchingHikingHorseback RidingMountain BikingCross Country Sking

 

Pet Policy:

Pets are permitted at most Toronto and Region Conservation areas; however, for the safety and enjoyment of everyone, we do insist that:

  •  pets are kept on a leash at all times
  •  owners clean up after their pets
  •  pets are not allowed in the visitors centre

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