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Eagles Nest Park is a stunning and diverse natural treasure, perfect for reconnecting with nature and discovering the interplay between human culture and the environment.
A wealth of treasures to discover and enjoy
Discover and explore Eagles Nest Park's natural beauty and diverse flora and fauna, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts.
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A magical park with diverse environments and beautiful sights.

Not every community has something as special as Eagles Nest, but the bustling community of Bancroft is the fortunate one. This huge batholith that towers over the town and the York River below, offers hiking trails through different ecosystems within the park, a fully accessible trail to the popular Hawkwatch viewing platform, and a self-guided walking tour that shares the 10,000-year-old story of early Indigenous settlement in the area, Eagles Nest – An Algonquin Story. You will also find the story of early European settlement and information that will help you find and identify the variety of flora and fauna in the park. Be sure to sign up for one of the special nature-themed experiences that take place from summer to fall.

The concept is based on the premise that differences in species composition between areas are correlated with differences in environmental conditions.

The popular Hawkwatch offers stunning views of the York River valley and Bancroft town below. It’s especially beautiful during fall.

ethics & value

Please respect Eagles Nest by being careful and thoughtful during your visit. Your actions affect the site’s natural beauty, wildlife, and spiritual significance for future generations. Thanks for helping preserve this treasured landmark.

Hiking Trails
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Eagles Nest is a special place...

... forged by nature, shaped over generations where peace and beauty rub shoulders with a history and a warm welcome

Each of the trails in Eagles Nest Park is unique, offering a variety of different ecosystems, plants, trees, animals and birds and other wildlife.

The paths & scenary were very enjoyable. It was interesting to read about the aboriginal history of the area. The outlooks were gorgeous. A lot of bush so didn't get to hot!! There were walking sticks at the start of the trails. They came in handy for my husband & myself who have arthritis!!! Much appreciated.
Ritta Marqvel
THIS is a spectacular view from the Eagles Nest Lookout , just gorgeous. You dont think you are up that high but once you get to the lookout spot its breathtaking..If you get to Bancroft , you cant leave without going up....
Mark Delawer

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