Terra Cotta Conservation Park
The Terra Cotta Conservation Area is a unique setting with 485 acres of natural environment. The park has gone through considerable changes over the years and now, is a good representation of Niagara Escarpment features. What was once a recreational facility with campsites, parking lots, and a large swimming pool has now been transformed... Campsites have been replanted, parking lots re-vegetated, and the swimming pool has been replaced by an award winning wetland, being used as a learning tool to illustrate the importance of wetlands to visitors. Terra Cotta Conservation Area’s new plan is one that provides a balance between protection, appreciation, and recreation.
Terra Cotta is a trail lover’s paradise… its trails that will give you a great appreciation for the beauty of the surrounding natural settings, with forests fields, lakes, and ponds. The trails at Terra Cotta accommodate all levels of trail users, from beginner to expert with a variety of terrains and distances.
The park offers the following visitor opportunities: over 12 km of nature trails, hiking, canoeing/kayaking (Wolf Lake only), bird watching, viewing of artificial wetland, photography, picnicking, and fishing. Winter activities consist of: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and skating (ice conditions permitting). Visit their website for special events held throughout the year, such at the Sweet Taste of Spring, Family Snowshoeing, and more. Drop by the Visitors Welcome Centre for snacks, hot and cold drinks, merchandise, as well as live bait and tackle
Terra Cotta Conservation Area is located at 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills, 2 km north of the Village of Terra Cotta. For information, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca or call Terra Cotta Conservation Area at 905-877-1120.
Hours of Operation
Spring to Fall (April 1 – December 31)
Daylight Hours – visitors welcome centre available only on select weekends
Winter (Jan 1 – March 31)
Daily – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (conditions permitting)
Fall (Sept. 4 – Oct. 28)
Daily – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hours are subject to change, conditions permitting. Please check website.
General Admission Fees
Children (ages 6-12): $3.00
Senior (age 60+): $3.00
Maximum charge per vehicle of up to 6 people: $22.00
Memberships are available.
Pricing is as of April, 2013. Please visit website for updated pricing.
Photo Credit: Credit Valley Conservation