Frink Center Conservation Area


Location: Plainfield Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Natural Area
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Length/Size: 341 acres

Frink Center Conservation Area
By Quinte Conservation

D I R E C T I O N S
The Frink Centre is in Plainfield. Go 9 km north of the 401 on Hwy 37, then east on Thrasher Road for 2 km to 381 Thrasher Road.
A B O U T T H E H . R . F R I N K C O N S E R VAT I O N A R E A
Local school boards operate the outdoor education centre located at this 138 hectare (341 acres) Conservation Area. Many of the trails begin right at the main parking lot, radiating out into several different directions where hikers can explore a variety of habitats. The Drumlin Trail, for example, will take you
around this major land feature of the Frink Centre, through a deciduous forest, providing a look at the Moira River and Parks Creek. From there, cross a long boardwalk across an impressive silver maple swamp, and take any
number of trails back to the parking lot. Donít forget to explore the other side of Thrasher Road where more Frink Centre trails will introduce you to even more features of the property. You can find horsetails and orchids on the 2-km Horsetail Trail, or check out the secretive wetland inhabitants on the 500-metre Wetland Ecology Boardwalk that crosses a Provincially Significant Wetland. The main parking lot gate closes at 4pm weekdays with walk-through access available every day. The south parking lot is open daily
dawn to dusk.