Harold Town Conservation Area

Peterborough’s Premier Mountain Biking Area

The Harold Town Conservation Area hosts a network of mountain biking trails, for every rider. From the beginner and youth to the most advanced technical rider, you will find a trail to excite and challenge you.

Mountain biker on trail

Currently, the Trails Network consists of a circular loop of wide open double track trail, with connecting trails of flowy bermed single-track, technical rock gardens, switch-back climbs, rock pile features, log hops, bridges, small rock drops and tight turns. With over 10 kilometers of trails, Harold Town Conservation Area trails are ideal for both quick spins or combined laps for epic adventures.

Trails have been constructed and are maintained in accordance with the International Mountain Bicycling Association guidelines and standards. The selection of trails have been built by a dedicated group of volunteers over the last several years, and work continues: adding new trails, building new structures and features, and more is planned for the future.

Download the 2019 Discovery Days Schedule (to the right) to see what fun-filled activities are coming to the park this summer!

The Harold Town Conservation Area is located at 2611 Old Norwood Road, just east of the City of Peterborough. Parking is available on site and a portable washroom is available during the summer months.

Experience cycling in Peterborough and the Kawarthas!



The Harold Town Conservation Area is named after the Canadian painter who owned this property from the mid 1970’s until the early 1990’s; it was previously referred to as, Old Orchard Farm.

Harold Town enjoyed this property as his personal retreat until he passed away in 1990. On April 11, 1994, the property was donated to Otonabee Conservation by Harold Town’s estate. The property was then named in his memory and was dedicated as a park for public purposes, as requested by the estate.