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Laurentian Escarpment Conservation Area

46.33777, -79.43293

The Laurentian Escarpment Conservation Area boasts a spectacular view of the City of North Bay, Lake Nipissing and the surrounding area. Visitors can hike a number of trails on the 132 acres. Downhill skiers can hit the slopes of Laurentian Ski Hill, inde ...

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AddressJaney Ave, North Bay, Ontario
Lemoine Point Conservation Area

44.23230, -76.60971

Bordered by Lake Ontario and Collins Bay, Lemoine Point is 136 hectares of forest, field and marsh, with a spectacular waterfront. Many opportunities for recreation and nature appreciation are available in all seasons. 11 km of trails cross flat to gently ...

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Address1441 Coverdale Drive, Kingston, Ontario
Lighthouse Conservation Area

42.31618, -82.45456

Located at the mouth of the Thames River - a Canadian Heritage River at Lake St. Clair. The lighthouse is 200 years old and is one of the three oldest on the Great Lakes. A pioneer family named Cartier settled at the mouth of the Thames River in the early ...

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AddressTecumseh Drive, Chatham, Ontario
Little Bluff Conservation Area

43.93110, -76.99223

Steeped in history and rich in natural features, this Conservation Area, located atop a 20 metre high limestone bluff, commands a panoramic view of Prince Edward Bay and the rugged shoreline of this southern reach of the county. Take the pathway to the co ...

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AddressCounty Road 13, South Bay, Ontario
Lyn Valley Conservation Area

44.57646, -75.77531

Lyn Valley Conservation Area is one of the CRCA's busiest Conservation Areas. At just 11 hectares in size, it has a great swimming area and one short hiking trail. The spring-fed small lake provides an excellent swimming spot. There is a sandy beach to re ...

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Address156 Lyn Valley Road, Lyn, Ontario
Mabel Davis Conservation Area

44.06584, -79.45712

Between the Tannery Mall and Bayview Parkway in Newmarket, there is a strip of land that was donated to the Conservation Authority in 1969 by Mabel Davis, a resident of Newmarket. This 7 hectare oasis in the middle of town is home to a wide range of plant ...

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Address120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ontario
Mac Johnson Wildlife Area

44.62939, -75.73562

Located north of Brockville, just two km from Highway 29, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area includes 532 hectares of wetland, field and forest. The reservoir located on this property is a Class 1 provincially significant wetland with a high diversity of plant and ...

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Address4649 Debruge Road, Elizabethtown (Brockville), Ontario
Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area

44.00529, -77.12516

Featuring a steep east-west escarpment rising some 40 metres above the local terrain, Macaulay Mountain is a favourite destination for hikers and picnickers. There is plenty to see here from famed Birdhouse City with its over 100 miniature reproductions o ...

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Address224 County Road 8, Picton, Ontario
Maidstone Conservation Area

42.21383, -82.78694

This 20 hectare site is perfect for an afternoon trip to the country. The area includes a winding 1.5 kilometre trail through an oak-hickory woodland. Part of the trail passes along the upper meandering reaches of the Puce River. Pack a picnic and enjoy l ...

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AddressLakeshore Rd 209, Maidstone, Ontario
Marks Bay Conservation Area

46.49114, -84.48227

This area is 103 hectares (254 acres) including 3000 metres (10,000 feet) of shoreline on the St. Marys River. The sandy shoreline is perfect for swimming and sunning, boating or fishing. The forest creates picturesque surroundings for hiking, nature view ...

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AddressAirport Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Massassauga Point Conservation Area

44.14813, -77.31300

A project is underway here to rehabilitate the globally rare Bur Oak Savannah. This rehabilitation will also return some of the unique and very important Alvar and prairie species, such as Prairie Smoke and Early Buttercup. In the early 1990s, the Friends ...

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AddressMassassauga Road, Belleville, Ontario
Mattawa Island Conservation Area

46.31546, -78.71035

Mattawa Island is located in the historic setting of the town of Mattawa. Nestled near the mouth of the Mattawa River and accessible by road, the island features a variety of family friendly activities. The island provides a beach, picnic facilities, a sw ...

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AddressBissett Street, Mattawa, Ontario

42.28475, -82.88395

A perfect surprise! Located in the Town of Tecumseh, the 1 kilometre trail through a 9 hectare oak and hickory wooded area and thicket is not only pleasant, but offers a short enough walk for even the youngest naturalist. Connected to the McAuliffe Urban ...

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AddressLessard Rd, Windsor, Ontario
McGeachy Pond Conservation Area

42.26280, -81.94036

Located on the north shore of Lake Erie, McGeachy Pond is a Provincially Significant Wetland, and an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. Enjoy viewing the Monarch Butterfly fall migration along this lakeshore habitat. There is an observation platform ...

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AddressErieau Road, Erieau, Ontario
Meisel Woods Conservation Area

44.72376, -76.62514

Meisel Woods is the Rideau Valley's newest developed Conservation Area. Opened in October, 2003, this 65 Hectare property is an excellent example of Pre-Cambrian Shield land. It is a forested area with animals, plants and landscape typical of the headwate ...

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AddressNorth Anderson Road, Crow Lake, Ontario
Mill Pond Conservation Area

44.77090, -76.17933

Welcome to Mill Pond. Peaceful and serene, Mill Pond has 6Km of forested trails. Hike through the area and stop for a picnic in the sugar bush or the covered picnic shelter. For those who like to canoe, the accessible canoe launch provides opportunities f ...

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AddressBriton-Houghton Bay Rd, Rideau Lakes, Ontario
Miller Creek Wildlife Area

44.38666, -78.36167

Home to a provincially significant wetland, this Area is rich with plant and animal life. A viewing platform allows you to take in the wetland from above. Various side trails take you through wooded areas and along the edge of the wetland, making this a g ...

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Address7th Line, Bridgenorth, Ontario
Morris Island Conservation Area

45.45918, -76.27138

The Morris Island Conservation Area is located along the Ottawa River near the community of Fitzroy Harbour. This 47 hectare site consists of forested woodlands and wetlands that will appeal to nature enthusiasts of all ages. Morris Island Conservation Ar ...

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AddressMorris Island Drive, Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario
Morrison Dam Conservation Area

43.35739, -81.45673

After the construction of the dam in 1959, the Ausable River, east of Exeter was transformed into a lake ecosystem with many recreational opportunities. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing, picnicking, birdwatching, hiking on the five-kilometre trail.

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Address71100 Morrison Line, Exeter, Ontario
Mosa Forest / Skunk's Misery

42.65757, -81.80935

Mosa Forest, or what is locally known as Skunk’s Misery, is one of the larger wooded sites in the Province, with a total area of 500 hectares. The County of Middlesex owns the majority, the LTVCA owns 121.3 hectares, with the remainder in private ownershi ...

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AddressConcession Drive, Southwest Middlesex, Ontario