O'Hara Mill Conservation Area and Pioneer Homestead at 638 Mill Road, Madoc ON will transport visitors back in time to the mid-1800s where they can see lovingly preserved pioneer era buildings like a blacksmith shop, carriage house, and one-room schoolhouse, as well as the original O'Hara family home, which is now a museum. This area is cared for by the Friends of O'Hara Mill Volunteer Association. For more information on the trails, events or operating hours of the homestead, visit O'HaraMill.ca.

View trail map for O'Hara Mill Conservation Area and Pioneer Homestead.

Things to look for

  • Covered bridge
  • Sawmill
  • Visitor Centre
  • Museum

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Dog walking (dogs must be leashed at all times)
  • Education and events

Amenities

  • Parking lot
  • Portable washroom
  • Picnic tables
  • Visitors Centre

Parking

You must pay to park at this wildlife area. There is a daily parking pass that you can use between areas. A daily pass is valid on the day of purchase between sunrise and sunset. You can buy a daily parking pass through the Mackay Pay app.

Yearly parking passes give you access to all of our areas with paid parking. To buy a yearly pass, call the office during our regular operating hours.

See an issue?

Help us keep our outdoor spaces clean and our wildlife safe! Please report a non-emergency issue or a concern by contacting our office.

Things to keep in mind during your visit

When visiting Quinte Conservation's areas, please make sure to:

  • Keep your pets leashed and clean up after them at all times
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Take everything with you, including your pet's waste – there are no garbage bins
  • Never remove natural items

Please note:

  • Overnight camping is not allowed
  • Alcohol is not allowed
  • Campfires are not allowed

Cross-country trails and motorized vehicles

The cross-country skiing trails are not groomed and motorized vehicles are not permitted outside of designated parking areas.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • All-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes
  • Motorized or electric bikes
  • Snowmobiles
  • Cars and SUVs
  • Motorized aerial devices such as drones