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Visit Thickson's Woods

From Highway 401 in Whitby, Ontario, take Thickson Road south past Wentworth Street to the Waterfront Trail. Turn east (left) 100 metres to a small turnaround. Enter the woods at a walkway through the fence on the south side of the Waterfront Trail. Follow the trails through the woods, some of which access the Lake Ontario shore. To view the beaver pond and Corbett Creek Marsh continue about 100 metres past the entrance to the woods. The meadow is across the Waterfront Trail immediately north of the woods.


A picture is worth a thousand words. This photo leaves no doubt as to how vital Thickson's Woods Nature Reserve is in preserving some wildlife habitat in South Whitby. Since the photo was taken, even more of the surrounding green space has disappeared. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Wildlife Service)