Location: Brighton Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Scenic Natural Area
Length/Size: 441 acres

By Lower Trent Conservation

Nestled in the scenic, rolling hills of Northumberland County, Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area offers some of the most scenic natural beauty found in the Quinte area. Climb up the Esker Trail and take in the scenic view. Try flyfishing on Cold Creek. Take the family on a short hike along the Junior Loop. Bring your camera and catch nature at its best on the Beaver Trail. Blaze the Loop D'Loop with your mountain bike. Pack a picnic lunch and hike the entire 12 kilometres of trails. Or when there's snow, thread your way through the property on cross-country ski trails.

The 179 hectare (441 acre) parcel of land supports a wide variety of ecological communities: one of eastern Ontario's finest trout streams; remnant prairie; oak savannah; a portion of a provincially significant wetland; and mature mixed forest. There is also an established bluebird population.

Prairie Restoration at Goodrich-Loomis

Naturalists, bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature photographers visit this site to view the scenic surroundings, catch a glimpse of passing wildlife, and to experience the variety of plant and animal species.

Learn about the prairie restoration work happening at Goodrich-Loomis.

Also on site is the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Centre, which is used by the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board during the school year, but is also home to our Goodrich-Loomis Nature Camp, and can be rented to third parties for a nominal fee.