Eagles Nest Park is owned by the Town of Bancroft and maintained by a volunteer not-for-profit incorporated organization, Stewards of Bancroft Eagles Nest Park Inc. Future plans include further trail expansion on non-municipal lands, as far as Clarke Lake to the east.
In 2017, Eagles Nest – An Algonquin Story, a Canada 150 project funded in part by the Government of Canada, resulted in the development of an interpretive trail that highlights the early indigenous presence in the area, as well as the geology, flora and fauna and stories of early European settlement.
We also recognize the invaluable support to this initiative made by many community volunteers, the volunteer Project Committee, Bancroft Trails Committee, Bancroft Area Stewardship Council, the Algonquins of Ontario, Kijcho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation, Bancroft Field Naturalists, donations by local businesses and financial support from the Town of Bancroft, Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred, Freymond Lumber Ltd. and the Bancroft Lion’s Club.
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 Hawkwatch, a favourite destination within the park, provides an amazing vista over the York River valley and town of Bancroft below. It is an ever-changing landscape, but especially beautiful in the fall of the year.
We ask you to tread lightly on your visit to Eagles Nest so its beauty, its flora and fauna and the unique spiritual experience it offers, may be preserved for generations to come.