Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Lynde Shores Conservation Area, Whitby: Address, Phone Number, Lynde Shores Conservation Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Lynde Shores Conservation Area

Lynde Shores Conservation Area
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Tara A
Whitby, Canada22 contributions
An oasis in Whitby
Jun. 2021 • Couples
This is a local gem… that unfortunately everyone knows about! The trail system is well marked, and even the longest trail can be completed in less than 45 minutes. The place can becoming unbearably busy during peak hours (ex. Beautiful weekend, moderate temperatures = way too many people!). TIPS: Consider parking on Halls Road, to possibly avoid the busy parking lot on Victoria. Bring seeds to hand feed the birds year-round. During spring assume you need rubber boots—many of the trails are mucky. There’s a canoe/kayak launch available May 15-September 15. Lastly, PAY THE PARKING FEE! Even if you park on Halls, on your hike you’ll walk past the main lot. Places like these don’t pay for themselves. Every dollar counts!
Written June 19, 2021
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IAl
Toronto, Canada195 contributions
Opportunities to get up close wildlife
Nov. 2020 • Family
A small conservation area which is BIG in beauty. We saw a deer family within this conservation area, once we walked deeper into the trails. The trails are wide and open, so it makes it easy to walk with young kids and also stroller friendly. In addition, do not forget to check out the Chickadee Trail, where you can feed tiny birds right out of your own hands! The birds are super brave and fly onto your hands and quickly eat the seeds and fly out! Make sure to bring your own sunflower seeds for this feeding.
Written March 16, 2021
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Flyer46510560690
Oshawa, Canada13 contributions
A great hike with the kids
Mar. 2021 • Family
A nice place to feed the birds and ducks. If you walk away from the crowd you will see the wild turkeys and deer.
Written March 3, 2021
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Linda S
1 contribution
Too Many People
Nov. 2020 • Family
This used to be a really enjoyable, quiet place to enjoy nature. Now it is crammed with cars and people. You can hand feed the birds but not waterfowl. People ignore the rules. Bird seed everywhere. Covid spoiled this place too!
Written November 8, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Fantastically beautiful nature & wildlife reserve
Sep. 2020
We enjoyed walking the trails and feeding various birds, ducks, geese and squirrels. It was especially nice to see a free roaming deer.
Written October 19, 2020
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MississaugaTravelbug
Mississauga, Canada30 contributions
Birds Galore.
Jul. 2020
Great place to watch birds . Blue Jays, Chicakdees, American Finch and a Crdinals. We also saw chipmunks, racoons and wild turkeys. Carry bird seeds and watch the chickadees eat from your palm. The Cranberry marsh is a great spot for other birds. We also saw few Mute swans here.
Written August 9, 2020
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Anna S
Whitby, Canada22 contributions
Used to be beautiful
Jan. 2020
As someone who grew up in Whitby I used to visit this park all the time but over the years the quality has declined drastically.
Written July 31, 2020
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LegoDad77
Alert, Canada1,334 contributions
Great!
Jun. 2020 • Solo
Ran thru this place the other day, it is located on Bloor Street in Whitby near the Ajax border. It's a pay and display location, and not dog friendly.

Before social distancing it was great for picnics, nature walks, etc, if you had small children this was the place to take them. Now with COVID-19 the latrines are closed, the parking lot is packed, and there are much too many folks there.

There is a pokemon gym at the entrance, and no Wi-Fi.
Written June 10, 2020
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LegoDad77
Alert, Canada1,334 contributions
It's great!
Mar. 2020 • Family
Located off of Baily/Bloor/Victoria Street, it is surrounded by wetlands/swamp. Parking is pricey, however it is worth it.

There are many trails, with a huge variety of animals, including geese, ducks, song birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and wild turkeys!

If you like the outdoors, going for walks, feeding animals from your hand... this is the place to go! It is also great for children.

I have nothing negative to say about the place, however I have over the years seen people bring dogs here without seeing the no dog sign. It causes chaos! The dogs bark and pull scaring children and animals alike.

Lastly parking is limited, so be prepared to wait if it is a Sunday after lunch. There is no Wi-Fi, however there is a Pokemon gym, and several pokemon stops located throughout.
Written March 1, 2020
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stephanie08813
Oshawa, Canada6 contributions
Chipmunks galore
Jul. 2019 • Family
During the summer and fall I take my kids here all the time (they’re 5, 4, 2.5) to walk along the trails and check out the wild turkey, chipmunks, ducks, geese and wide variety of birds. We bring bird seed and the birds will literally fly down and eat right from the palm of your hand. There’s also tons of blue jays which is really neat. Over all a really relaxing and beautiful place.
Written February 19, 2020
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