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Gillies Lake Conservation Area


The Gillies Lake Conservation Area is home to the most popular walking trail in the City of Timmins. It features a newly constructed boardwalk, numerous storyboards describing to the natural history of the area, wildlife viewing opportunities and a 2.5 km lit walking trail. This beautiful 20 hectare lake is located in the heart of the City.

The area can be accessed from Park Road off of Algonquin Blvd East. or from Highway 655.



Bannockburn Conservation Area

Bannockburn Conservation Area, located east of Bayfield, near Brucefield, 76249 Bannockburn Line, can be enjoyed through the popular annual Fall Hike on October 5, 2008 or throughout the year via a professionally-narrated audio tour, available at www.abca.on.ca GPS units and pedometers also available.
Phone 519-235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610 for information.

The Walk a Mile Trail Information Project of the Friends of the Bayfield River and government and local partners have created a one-of-a-kind, high-tech new way to experience the nature trail with enhanced natural information and a commitment to water quality protection and enhancement. Bannockburn is home to six different natural communities: wet meadow, eastern white cedar, deciduous forest, old field and mixed scrub and marsh. Hunting and motorized vehicles are not permitted. The trail starts with a boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible. The popular Bannockburn Fall Hike is held annually on the first Sunday of October.

Driving Directions: From Bayfield or Brucefield take Cty Rd # 3 and turn north at Bannockburn Line.

Ausable Bayfield
Conservation Authority,
71108 Morrison Line,
RR 3 Exeter, ON N0M 1S5
Toll-free 1-888-286-2610



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