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Torrance Barrens Trails & Dark Sky Reserve

Open Hours/Seasons

Year Round: YES

Contact Information

  • Phone: 705-765-3156
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  • Address: 3924 Southwood Road 13,Torrance, ON

General info

Torrance Barrens nature reserve, located on Southwood Road 13 south of Torrance, has trails over intriguing alvars where Ontario’s only lizard, the Five-lined Skink can be found as well as other rare reptiles such as the Massasauga Rattlesnake and Spotted Turtle. These beautiful animals are protected by law and may NEVER be removed from their natural environment, which is the only place where they can truly flourish.

The Barrens is also a Dark Sky Reserve where stargazing is simply amazing! The trails can be bicycled or hiked over terrain that varies from open rock alvars to forests and wetlands with boardwalk crossings. The barrens' extreme environments lends itself to unusual scenery and arctic species such as Cotton Grass that is normally not found that far south.


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