Claireville Conservation Area Loop
ElevationAscent: 109' 33 m
Descent: -108' -33 m
High: 604' 184 m
Low: 547' 167 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“A large conservation area that falls on the vertex of 4 large cities (Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Vaughan).”— Ameya Gokhale
This is a semi-urban park and feels like an oasis in the big cities. There is also a ranch (horses) which offers riding nearby. There are several old houses which depict the park's century-old heritage. A bowstring bridge is another heritage structure that crosses the stream inside the park.
Parking is available, but the lot is too small for the area. Geographically, the area falls on the vertex of 4 large cities (Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Vaughan) so this semi-urban park can be quite popular.
Birds: Dozens of bird species can be seen. Some use the park as a stop on their migratory route, while others breed in the park.
In the open meadows: Eastern meadowlark, Red-winged blackbird, Bobolink, American woodcock, and Savannah sparrow.
In the forest: Rose-breasted grosbeak, Pileated woodpecker, Red-eyed vireo, Blue jay, American robin, Great-crested flycatcher, Hairy woodpecker and Scarlet tanager.
Semi-open brush: Northern oriole, Eastern kingbird, Field sparrow, House wren, Yellow shafted flicker, Indigo bunting, Grey catbird, Brown thrasher
Ponds, marshes, river banks: Wood duck, Tree swallow, Mallard, Song sparrow, Bank swallow, Rough-wing swallow, Eastern phoebe, Cliff swallow
Fish: Common year round are brown bullhead, carp, creek chub, goldfish, largemouth bass, pumpkins
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Land Manager: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)