Richmond Hill - Jefferson Forest (Bridgewater Dr.)

Stouffville Rd

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Richmond Hill - Jefferson Forest (Bridgewater Dr.)

Region/Township: Richmond Hill
ORTA Map Number: ORTA Map 3
Coordinates: 43.933104, -79.418038
Meeting Place/Parking:

Meet at Bridgewater Dr, south of Stouffville Rd, 0.9 km west of Leslie St and 0.9 km east of Bayview Ave.

Terrain: Forest trail
Difficulty: Moderate
General Description:

Historically and geographically, Jefferson Forest is a large wooded area on the Oak Ridges Moraine, purchased by the York Region government and the Town of Richmond Hill in their collaborative commitment to protect, expand and enhance the region's significant natural resources.

This heavily wooded site forms part of the Jefferson Forest Environmentally Significant Area and is now designated by the Province as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest to be preserved and held for future generations

Now there is a new infill project called Jefferson Forest which directly borders the 46-acre woodlands of the same name, and which is located just east of the Bayview Avenue and north of 19th Ave.