The Riverwood Conservancy

The Riverwood Conservancy, Mississauga: Hours, Address, The Riverwood Conservancy Reviews: 4.5/5

The Riverwood Conservancy
4.5
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Chopstick105
Mississauga, Canada723 contributions
Sep 2021
Riverwood is walking distance from our house but I hadn't been there for several years. Went there to give my granddaughter some driving practice and realized again how beautiful it is. Great Walking trails and wonderful gardens. after the driving practice we stopped the car and hiked a couple of trails. Only early September but the leaves were already turning. We will go back at the end of the month to experience its total fall spectacle.
One caution, their are coyotes. Not a good place to walk small dogs.
Written September 9, 2021
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Lemon
2 contributions
Aug 2021
I cannot appreciate more that we have this awesome park just 5 min away from our house. Our toddlers love flowers, trees, birds, trails in this great beautiful park. There is a chapel in the park as well.

Overall great experience for outings, picnics, natural enjoyment
Written August 15, 2021
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,165 contributions
Jun 2021
Visit this Park in June if you want to see beautiful flowers such as peonies and azaleas in bloom.The Mac Ewan Terrace Gardens at Riverwood Park in Mississauga is one place we discovered that is a hidden gem near our city. The nearby Chapelle house and its gardens located inside the Conservancy is also a must visit .
Written July 1, 2021
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must_travel_soon_10
Mississauga, Canada1,410 contributions
Nov 2020
Hiking paths are interesting and sometimes moderately challenging. Some interesting buildings on site, but all closed due to COVID. Hiking towards the highway has annoying road hum, so go south along the Credit river. Much more enjoyable. Parking is available.
Written November 29, 2020
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Rup J
6 contributions
Oct 2020
Must explore the trail for all ages. Lots of birds spotting, the river flowing and well-marked trails. Very picturesque as well
Written October 8, 2020
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baroom
Mississauga, Canada1,739 contributions
Aug 2020
Have always wanted to visit but never got around to it until recently. Read up about Riverwood days before going so we knew what to expect, like, free parking, scenic trails, historic buildings, well-kept gardens, possible bird sightings and, due to COVID-19 precautions, no available washrooms. Planned a weekday morning visit which got postponed twice because of rain. Woke up to clear skies on Thu, Aug 6, so quickly got dressed for the slightly cool weather (14C) then went on our way.

Plenty of parking spots available when we arrived at the Main Parking lot at 8:10AM. We set out later than planned so we only spent a short time looking at MacEwan Terrace Garden, MacEwan Barn and MacEwan House. We headed south of the Yellow Trail which took us to the Burnhamthorpe entrance where the Pine Sanctuary sculpture stands. A few minutes later we were back on the Yellow Trail, this time taking the left fork which connects with the Red Trail. There are several bird feeding stations along the trails so the possibility of wild bird sighting is there. Despite being noisy trail walkers, we chanced upon a Cooper's hawk at the first boardwalk. We were hoping to see more but, alas, our wildlife sightings were limited to a blue jay, a robin, a few other birds we could not identify plus some squirrels and chipmunks.

It was a good thing we took a pic of Riverwood map because we never saw another map while on the trail. This was our first ever visit so we checked the map whenever we reached a fork to know where we were. The Red Trail eventually met Culham Trail which we followed south. We found ourselves looking up the Burnhamthorpe Road bridge then climbing the stairs to street level, bringing us back again at the Riverwood entrance. We then took a detour to Wahoosh Falls and came back to Riverwood an hour later. By then, it was midmorning and we were too tired and hungry to explore the Green Trail or see Chappell Gardens.

Riverwood reminded us a little of Adamson Estate (barn) and Rattray Marsh (boardwalk) except bikes are allowed here. The Yellow and Red Trails are an easy hike though not mostly flat. Some sections are tree-lined, some have boardwalks and the occasional bark mulch. Expect muddy areas and big puddles if visiting after a heavy rain.
Written August 9, 2020
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Buick R
Mississauga, Canada15 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Fun place to walk around and enjoy a day out among the flowers and see the various birds in the area. There are interesting wood carvings , as well as being able to go down for a walk along the Credit River. Ample free parking.
Written February 17, 2020
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Dan Bodanis
Mississauga, Canada37 contributions
Jun 2019
The Riverwood Conservancy is one of the most convenient places you could ever attend, if you wish to connect with nature, take an art course, or just be surrounded by the beauty of a nature preserve, in the heart of Mississauga.

This is a very well kept nature preserve, offering gorgeous walking trails, special 'touch specific' gardens for those with special needs, and much more!

My 14 year old son, Sabian & I, recently attended a fantastic event at Riverwood, put on by the Royal Astronomical Society. They set up 6 very high power telescopes, and allowed each attendee to view the moon, Jupiter, and the moons of Jupiter, on a very clear night! Also, one of the presenters was a local high school teacher, that also happened to be a world-class photographer. He helped anyone wishing to take part, to photograph the moon, through one of the high powered telescopes, using their cell phones! The results were highly educational and photographically spectacular!

Riverwood is a well run nature preserve, with an excellent management staff/board, that tend are truly dedicated to all aspects of this jewel in the City!

Check out Riverwood! You'll be happy you did!

Dan Bodanis
Mississauga Ontario
September 23 2019
Written September 23, 2019
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Robert J
Mississauga, Canada44 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A nice quiet place with the Credit River rolling through. If you take bird seed with you they will land on you hand. There are no picnic areas just a series of trails.
Written September 3, 2019
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Terry M
Mississauga, Canada43 contributions
Aug 2019
this conservancy has a beautiful set of gardens to behold.flowers of every type are assembled to please your eye.the area also attracts a wide variety of birds and there are trails boasting varying levels of difficulty.the culham trail for example, winds alongside the credit river.this place is a truly tranquil oasis tucked within residential suburbia.it's worth the visit!there's plenty of parking and restrooms are readily available.
Written August 25, 2019
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