The Boyne River cuts through the southern heartland of the province, about an hour’s drive north of Toronto. Flowing east, the river slices through the Orangeville and Singhampton moraines. The terrain features a range of natural communities, hardwood forest, open fields, bottomland, and swamp. Reforestation has replenished the forests felled by loggers.
Park Facilities and Activities
Boyne Valley is a non-operating park, and has no facilities except hiking trails. Visitors may fish, but hunting is not permitted. Hikers should note that the Bruce Trail gives access to an excellent lookout in the northern part of the park.
- Picking a trillium seriously injures the plant and takes many years to recover
- Trillium is one of many plants whose seeds are spread by ants
- Trillium used as the official symbol for the Province of Ontario
- Two species are Large-flowered Trillium and Western Trillium. Both have white flowers that turn pink as they age.
|Name||Boyne Valley Provincial Park|
|Description||The Bruce Trail runs through this 431 hectare natural environment park, as does the Boyne River. The only park facility is the main trail and a couple of loops. West of Hurontario Street, the trail climbs to the Murphy’s Pinnacle lookout. On the trail you’ll find hardwood forest, open meadows, bottomland and swamp. The area was logged and cleared in pioneer days. The forest has been replanted over the years in some places and others have been left as natural meadows.|
|Activities||Hiking, cross country skiing|
|Location||About 20 km. north of Orangeville, 4 km. east of Shelburne, north of junction of Hwys. 89 & 10. 1 km. north on Prince of Wales Road.|
|Maps||Boyne Valley Provincial Park|
|Trail Head||44.1084, -80.11637|
|Difficulty||Moderate to hilly|
|Landmarks||Hardwood forest, open meadows, bottomland and swamp.|
|Trail Web Site||Boyne Valley Provincial Park|