Address: 
101 Highland Drive, Flesherton, ON, N0C 1E0, CA
Telephone: 
Amenities: 
Parking, Picnic Area, Guided Hikes / Tours, Trail Access
  • Entrance to the Flesherton Forest at the end of Highland Dr., a Grey Sauble Management Area

Terrain: Easy. A Grey-Sauble Conservation Management Area. GPS Coordinates – Latitude: 44.26268°North /Longitude -80.54194°West. South from the lights in Flesherton, on Hwy 10, go to the second road, Highland Drive and go to the dead end. There is parking and the 2 km loop trail is blazed (blue).There is a water course very near the start of the trail but no other water or wetlands in the Forest.If you stay to the main blaze and at a moderate pace, it takes about 30 minutes to do the loop. But you’ll definitely want to stop to photograph or admire the proliferate variety of ferns and wild flowers in the summer or take a side trail in search of Morels or Trout Lilies in the spring. (The side trails are not marked, but it would be hard to get lost.)This lovely conservation management area is fairly extensive with a stream, main trail and a couple side trails, hardwood and cedar forest, pine plantations, open views and old meadows. One section of the area is used to collect important climate data: it is a site for snow depth measuring conducted by the Conservation Authority and shared with its climate information partners.Ferns abound in this forest. In the wet or moist areas there are Ostrich Fern and Sensitive Fern and in the forested areas, more common are Bulblet Fern; Bracken Fern; Maidenhair Fern and the lacy looking Common Wood Fern and Lady Fern. Ostrich Fern is easy to spot because it grows in large areas in the forest and is the one from which fiddleheads (developing fronds) are foraged. PLEASE NOTE: Foragers should only take a few fiddleheads from each plant; over-picking will kill the plant.The Flesherton Forest is a mixed deciduous & coniferous forest, with species such as Eastern White Pine, Red Pine, Eastern Hemlock and White Cedar, and Yellow Birch, Sugar and Red Maples, Basswood and Red Oak. And, the forest is popular with White-Tailed Deer – and their predators – but also gentler mammals such as fox, muskrat, porcupine, skunks and raccoons (although the raccoons are never as large as their city-fatted cousins!)This description is excerpted, with the permission of the author, from Steal this Trail, an e-book available from Amazon.

Driving Directions: 
Nearby Businesses: 

Home to the Flesherton Golden Hawks minor hockey club this arena is the hub of the community and has a thriving rep hockey, old timers and pick-up hockey scene.   The arena also offers public skating and mom & tot ice times.  The arena floor c

entrance to the Flesherton Hills at Macphail school on Campbell Street

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 44.26374 °North /Longitude -80.54554°West. Terrain: easy.

Walking Village

The Walking Village goal is to promote and enhance walking in the south Grey area, through, for example, walking enhancements, such as street and trail improvements, benches, bridges, signs, blazes and maps and through marketing and promotions.

Share this content.