Sherwood Park Toronto

Sherwood Park in Toronto has a boardwalk trail through a forest full of 150-year-old trees

Sherwood Park spreads out over 40 acres in north Toronto and is covered in trees that have been around for over 150 years. 

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The trail through the park spans about four kilometres making for a great hike. 

Located near Blythwood and Mt. Pleasant Road, a small section of the park is actually part of the vast Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest, which used to cover the region. 

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Stairs on the boardwalk lead both up unto the street and further down into the ravine system. 

Throughout the green space, and especially on some of the steeper pitches, expansive wooden boardwalks have been laid down. 

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The elevated boardwalk provides some incredible views of the surrounding old-growth forest. 

This makes the trail more accessible for hikers, but also helps to protect the rich flora and fauna that lies beneath. 

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The boardwalk trail looks out over the vast amount of native trees in the area. 

A number of different trees line the boardwalk, including white pine, hemlock, beech, oak, and sugar maple, providing a leafy canopy during the warmer months. 

The well-established forest is just as beautiful in the winter, though. 

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The year-round forest trail is picturesque any time of the year. 

The boardwalk section, as well as a large portion of the rest of the trail, is actually an off-leash area so your four-legged friend can come along and roam freely through the fenced-in pathways. 

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A large part of the trail and boardwalk through the park is a part of the off-leash area. 

Spanning from Bayview Avenue to Blythwood Road, Sherwood Park is situated between Sunnybrook Park to the east and Blythwood Ravine, Lawrence Park, and Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens to the west. 

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A large stone staircase leads up to the off-leash area at Sherwood Avenue. 

The east end of the park toward Blythwood Ravine has a playground, picnic pavilion, and public washrooms. 

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Keep in mind the park washrooms will be closed for the season. 

The trail through this section cuts off into two different directions on either side of Burke Brook, a small stream and tributary of the Don River watershed. 

Make sure to respect the park during your visit by picking up your trash to leave the area just as beautiful as you found it. 

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Photos by

Olivia Little


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