Purple Woods Conservation Area is a 17-hectare sugar maple forest and open meadow located in the midst of the provincially significant Oak Ridges Moraine. Enjoy the southern view all the way to Lake Ontario from the new Heritage Hall on the crest of the Oak Ridges Moraine. A 0.5 km trail allows for a quick stroll down into the hollow. A favourite destination to see fall colours, Purple Woods Conservation Area is also an access point for those wishing to use the Oak Ridges Trail. For enjoying the night skies, this area offers “a little elevation and out in the country. No lights!”
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!