York Regional Forsests - Drysdale Tract

May 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

by Paul Naish,
May 18, 2021

The Drysdale Tract was made possible by a generous donation from the Drysdale Family of a 136-acre property between the York Durham Line and Ninth Line south of Vivian Road.

It presents a pleasant walk through old scotch pines and mixed forest. It's an even flat walk except for a couple of hills at the very southern side of the walk.

Care is required in navigating the trails:

  • There are unmarked side trails, some of which appear to be main trails (see red lines above).
  • There are no markers at trail intersections, or on the trails, to help determine where you are.

The combination of these two conditions can lead to confusion in finding your way around.

The southern trail borders a stable where horses can sometimes be seen in the paddocks. There are also farm buildings.

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The tract has an old Iron Wood tree, thought to the largest in Ontario.

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Here are some pictures of the Iron Wood Tree taken in the winter and spring.

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Here are some general pictures of the tract.

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