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Big Bend Conservation Area

42.64691, -81.70833


An archaeological site located here was shared by hunting and gathering Native people over 3,000 years ago. Big Bend has a boat launch to the Thames River which is a Canadian Heritage River, Memorial Forest, picnic shelter with tables and open space for s ...

Admission Lake River Reservoir Picnic Facilities Camping Boating Hiking Fishing Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing
AddressBig Bend Road, Wardsville, Ontario
Big O Conservation Area

42.22735, -82.55063


Big O Conservation Area has a variety of habitats and a number of nature trails that allow visitors to hike through these areas. It is one of southwestern Ontario’s birding ‘hot spots’. In early May, many species of migratory birds arrive at this conserva ...

Free Admission Lake River Reservoir Hiking Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing
AddressElizabeth St, Comber, Ontario
C.M. Wilson Conservation Area

42.37535, -82.10735


Camp at one of the 100 sites. Many sites are serviced with hydro and water. Picnic tables are available throughout the park and organized groups can book the barn pavilion. Enjoy the new children’s adventure playground, new outdoor classroom, fishing, sai ...

Admission Lake River Reservoir Education Interpretive Handicapped Access Facilities Rental Picnic Facilities Camping Boating Hiking Fishing Sports Fields Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing
Address21799 Fargo Road, Chatham, Ontario
Dutton-Dunwich Conservation Area

42.70602, -81.61531


This area is used for fishing and canoe access to the Thames River. Located on the floodplain of the Thames River which is a Canadian Heritage River. This area is subject to flooding however is a fishing hot spot during pickerel season.

Free Admission Lake River Reservoir Hiking Fishing
AddressCoyne Road, Dunwich, 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 ...

Free Admission Lake River Reservoir Heritage Museum Picnic Facilities Fishing
AddressTecumseh Drive, Chatham, Ontario
Longwoods Road Conservation Area

42.87484, -81.47628


Featuring Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum. Ska-Nah-Doht is a recreated longhouse village of 1,000 years ago. Find your way through the palisade maze and explore a longhouse. In the Resource Centre, discover the Ska-Nah-Doht museum collection, Native studi ...

Admission Education Interpretive Heritage Museum Handicapped Access Facilities Rental Equipment Rentals Picnic Facilities Camping Hiking Sports Fields Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing
Address8348 Longwoods Road, Caradoc, 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 ...

Free Admission Hiking Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing
AddressConcession Drive, Southwest Middlesex, Ontario
Sharon Creek Conservation Area

42.88877, -81.40219


Sharon Creek has 35.6 hectares of water and 12.9 hectares of forest, grassland, wooded ravines, a small wetland and a tallgrass prairie. The 2.8 hectare tallgrass prairie is the largest publicly accessible site in Middlesex County. Picnicking, birdwatchin ...

Free Admission Lake River Reservoir Boating Hiking Fishing Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing
AddressSpringer Rd, Delaware, Ontario
Two Creeks Conservation Area

42.11220, -82.46151


The Wheatley Two Creeks Association is a group of community volunteers who work in partnership with the LTVCA on the park’s management and facilities development. Special events, nature trails, washrooms, amphitheatre, picnic pavilion, toboggan hill, grou ...

Free Admission Facilities Rental Picnic Facilities Camping Hiking Cycling Off-road Cycling Trails Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing
AddressWheatley Road, Wheatley, Ontario