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Visit Thickson’s Woods Nature Reserve



From Highway 401 in Whitby, Ontario, take Thickson Road south past Wentworth Street to the Waterfront Trail.  Park along Thickson Road or in the lot provided. Walk east along the Waterfront Trail to the marked entrance to the woods, south side, or the meadow, north side, to access the web of paths throughout the nature reserve.

Stay on the paths in all seasons, to avoid crushing wildflowers and vulnerable mycorrhizae!

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)