Greenwood Conservation Area
Greenwood conservation area is located in Ajax, Ontario. It consists of roughly around 38 kilometres of trails, including the 6 km trail along the waterfront and two leash-free spaces for dogs.
It is one of the best places to hike in the Durham region in all seasons. I have been there numerous times to this conservation area, pretty much all year round, for hiking and photography. There are multiple small trails that you can explore.
Directions and address to Greenwood Conservation
2290 Greenwood Rd, Ajax, ON L1T 4S4
It is only around 40 minutes east of Toronto, Ontario.
Hours of Operation:
8 am to 11 pm (usually dusk to dawn)
There is no park fee to enter into Greenwood Conservation
- Winter cross-country skiing
- Dog park
- Bird Watching
This trail is an approximately 3 km long loop trail. It begins at the Discovery Pavilion and loops near the Leash-Free dog park.
White Pine Walk
This is another short 2 km long loop-pleasant walk with kids.
Recreational Trail is another short flat 2km trail.
This trail is very short, around a 0.5km loop trail. Super fun walk with young children.
It is a short trail less than half a kilometre (0.4km) loop trail.
Found north of 5th Concession but not within this Greenwood park entrance. You can park on the roadside.
I could not find an official trail map online but was able to get a few trail maps from various sources such as alltrials app, the city of Ajax and google maps.
Multiple trials to see and hike.
Why go to Greenwood Conservation Area?
If you are someone who live closer to Durham and would like to do some outdoor activity with a family, friends or kids, it is a great place to visit.
Is it worth a visit?
Again if you are in a neighbourhood such as Toronto or Durham Region, then it is a great place to visit. However, if you are coming from another country or province, this conservation park does not have any special features that may interest you. Obviously, if you are a nature lover, then you understand even a little bit of green space can give you that uplifting feeling. Each angle of the park looks pretty and if you are a photographer you would like to capture pine trees and winding paths.
Depending on the activity and how much stamina you have, you can spend 2 -5 hours here.
See my photographs of Greenwood conservation area below.