Located in the heart of the city, the 97 hectare (240 acre) Laurier Woods encompasses a provincially significant wetland, rocky outcrops and upland forest; and is a sanctuary to a broad range of wetland and woodland creatures, including migrating birds.
A 10+ kilometre trail network spans the Woods offering excellent opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. There is much to appreciate and enjoy in Laurier Woods - some of which is featured at the interpretive stops along the trail. Stop at the dipping platform on the lower pond to catch a glimpse of the wetland birds and aquatic life. Have a seat at the Haist Lookout for a birds' eye view.
Enjoy your hike!
Visitors are asked to park in the main entrance parking lot located at the end of Brule Street. The secondary entrance at the end of Laurier Avenue has very limited parking. Thank you for your cooperation.
NBMCA COVID-19 NOTICE
You are still welcome to visit Laurier Woods, any of our 15 other Conservation Areas. As public health officials encourage people to get out and enjoy a walk during these stressful times, we remind you to respect social distancing (at least 1.5 meters between people) poop and scoop and keep your dogs on a leash.
Thank you for your understanding. Click here for updates.
Photos courtesy Laurier Woods visitors
NBMCA Opens Conservation Areas for Long Weekend
(North Bay, Ontario, May 15, 2020) All but one of North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s conservation areas will be officially opened Saturday for passive use while a few amenities, such as washrooms, will remain closed.
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We hope to be able to provided guided walks in 2021. Until then enjoy your hikes in the Woods.
Please, if you bring it in, take it out. Thank you.