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Residents of Duffins Creek and Carruthers Creek watersheds have inherited a priceless legacy. Our watersheds are healthy, with excellent water quality. It is our duty to ensure that this environmental inheritance is passed along to our children with the same integrity it was given to us.

How Can you Participate?

Claremont Outdoor Education Centre on the banks of Duffins Creek, in Pickering, is open to schools and groups of adults or children (such as Guides, Scouts). We offer two- or five-day residential programs on weekdays and weekends year round.


You can visit Duffins Creek and Carruthers Creek:

  • The TransCanada Trail traverses Duffins Creek watershed with various access points, free
  • East Duffins Headwaters conservation lands in Duffins Creek watershed in Uxbridge, free
  • Greenwood Conservation Lands in Duffins Creek watershed in Ajax, free
  • The Seaton Trail traverses the western part of Duffins Creek watershed with limited access points, free
  • Carruthers Marsh at Lake Ontario, Ajax, free
  • Various municipal parks in the watershed and on the Lake Ontario waterfront are also excellent places to visit. Fees may apply for group activities, please check with the municipality.

  • Part of Duffins Creek watershed is in Rouge National Urban Park, please check authorised public access areas, free