Loring Deer Yard

Loring, Loring / Restoule

Discovery Routes


Home to up to 10,000 white-tailed deer who “yard up” here annually (and particularly in October and November through the winter), the Loring Deer Yard is a serene area where these beautiful animals gather for mutual protection against the harsher weather to come and the potential lack of food. The Deer Yard features 3.6km of trails on Crown Land that wind around stunning wetlands through a beautiful hemlock forest. From May to Thanksgiving, the trails are lightly maintained by local volunteers, including the Loring Restoule Business Association. Along this easy walk, you’ll find interpretive signage to learn more about the area, and the original viewing station still standing and in great condition – optimal for spotting one of these gorgeous creatures.  And what a perfect way to view the amazing fall colours in the region, or to explore an Ontario forest in the spring and summer! The parking lot is not plowed in the winter but the trails are still open for snowshoeing.

Ownership Crown Land
Management Light maintenance by Loring/ Restoule Business Association
Length 3.6 km
Activities Hiking, Snowshoeing
Amenities Backcountry, Parking
Difficulty Easy
Level of Development Minimally Developed
Surface Natural
Seasons All Season


Located 5km down Little River Road in Golden Valley

For More Information

Loring Restoule 

The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.