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You should not approach, feed or try to interact with wildlife you may encounter in the City’s parks or trails. See
safety tips about preventing and managing conflicts with coyotes, wolves and foxes.
See a sick or injured wild animal? Please call Animal Control for the City's Enforcement Services at 705-739-4241.
The Ardagh Bluffs are located between Ardagh Road and Mapleview Drive, west of Essa Road. It boasts over 17 km of recreational trails and has a total area of 518 acres. Most of the area is zoned Environmentally Protected (EP) and houses a variety of species.
The Ardagh Bluffs Recreational Trail System is used for walking and hiking. The use of motorized vehicles within the area is prohibited and dogs must be on leash. . Please be respectful of the Bluffs and local residents, bring litter-less lunches and snacks, and dispose of any litter in the proper waste receptors.
There is lot parking at the
Holly Community Centre at
171 Mapleton Ave across from the Central Creek trailhead. All other entrances are street parking only. Due to limited parking facilities, users are asked to be aware of municipal parking by-laws and signs on streets including no parking in front of mailboxes and fire hydrants.
A trail marking scheme and
map system includes four main trail systems identified by coloured squares, and several secondary and tertiary trails identified by triangles and circles. If you are out enjoying the trails, please be respectful of the work and do not paint over the markers or add your own. Markers and signs are set in place for your safety and use of the area.
A management plan for the Ardagh Bluffs was completed in 2007. Please click on the links below to view the plan and its associated appendices and figures.
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