This special area represents the sole-surviving Oak Ridges Moraine “old growth” forest in Ontario. Accessible from McDonald Road north of the village of Centreton, a 0.8 km trail passes through an open field and circles the maple-beech forest. The shape of Peter’s Woods was determined 12,000 years ago during the last ice age. Massive glaciers scraped and pushed bedrock and soils into what is referred to as the Oak Ridges Moraine. The moraine, which extends from Orangeville to Trenton, is composed largely of sand, gravel and small boulders. Ownership of this property dates back to 1810. As the land changed hands, areas adjacent to it were cleared for agricultural purposes. However, this wood lot remained virtually untouched. The numbered posts along the trail point out features of interest. Be sure to watch carefully for signs of animal and bird life, and sense the wonder of the towering trees around you.
GPS Coordinates: 44.124215000, -78.044693000