Located in the Oak Ridges Moraine, the Uxbridge Countryside Preserve includes 140 acres of rolling meadowland, woodlands, wetlands and ponds with 6 km of marked trails.

View the Countryside Preserve Trail Map to find the trail access and plan your route.

Use and difficulty level

These trails are mostly easy, with some moderate slopes and uneven terrain. The trail isn't suitable for strollers, wheelchairs or scooters. The trail is best used for:

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Horseback riding

Trail access and markers

You can access the countryside preserve trails in a variety of places:

  • The main access point is at the end of a short road between Rona and Walmart on Highway 47 at Concession 6
  • There is an access trail from Elgin Park Drive

While on the trail, you can follow the trail markers or numbered posts. These are placed at all trail intersections and mark key locations. Each post has a trail map that indicates your location. There are also blaze markers along the trail with directional arrows to help you navigate the trail system.

Please note

There is a small section of the Countryside Preserve Trail System which is shared with the Heart of Ontario Snowmobile Club during the winter season.

Make a donation

You can make a donation to help us maintain the trails. We accept all donations at the Municipal Office located at:

51 Toronto Street South
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1T1

Please make your cheque payable to the Township of Uxbridge. We will issue a tax receipt for all donations over $25.

Trail rules

While hiking in the countryside preserve, please follow our trail rules:

  • Please stay on designated trails in forested areas and near wetlands and private property
  • Do not create new trails
  • Do not pick or damage vegetation
  • Please keep your dog on a leash
  • Cyclists must yield to hikers (sections of the access trail from Elgin Park Dr. are quite narrow and cyclists should use caution)
  • Call out all garbage and litter
  • Do not light fires
  • Don't feed or aggressively approach wildlife, including birds
  • No motorized vehicles on the trail

Plaque dedication program

You can dedicate a plaque to a loved one at various sites throughout the Countryside Preserve. Complete the Plaque Dedication form and submit it to the Municipal Office located at:

51 Toronto Street South
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1T1

On your application, you need to include your name, address, and the requested text you would like to appear on the plaque.

Fee

There is a $250 fee to purchase a dedication plaque in the Countryside Preserve.

Locations

Park staff will work with you to find the perfect location for your plaque. There are 26 posts to pick from inside the Countryside Preserve. You can choose a forest location, open fields, water locations or a high traffic area for maximum visibility.

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