Hiking the Harvest Trail
Our mission continues, we’ve mapped out our route to visit all eleven Credit Valley Conservation Areas. Noting down the ones that are closed until the spring, we started with Ken Whillans Resource Management Area. Have you ever been to a “Resource Management Area” before? We weren’t 100% sure what the difference was between a conservation area and a resource management area, so we didn’t know what to expect. Essentially, a resource management area is a conservation area classification with its primary role to provide natural resource-related protection. With the Harvest Trail, you are able to take a leisurely loop around two fishing ponds.
Getting to Ken Whillans Resource Management Area
Coming down Hurontario Street, there will be an opening along the side of the road for parking. Initially, we didn’t see it right away and almost drove past. The entrance is right next to the main road. As we went in the off-season, the washrooms are closed as well as the gate shop.
Pitter-patter-pitter-patter, the rain continued to drizzle down as we started the Harvest Trail, making a piece of the boardwalk quite slippery. We decided to head left, and hiked our way around the two ponds so we would be able to see both.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Parking is available
- Washrooms are not accessible during the off-season
- The trail isn’t difficult and would be easy for small children and the elderly