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 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




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.


Valens Conservation Area

John Burns Memorial Fishing Derby July 14th 2007
This is a great opportunity for both serious anglers and families to enjoy Valens’ fantastic fishing and celebrate Ontario Family Fishing Weekend. Catch the Big One and win great prizes for children and adults! Prizes will be awarded for the largest northern pike, largemouth bass and, for children, panfish. Bait and boat rentals are available. For more information visit our website or call 905-525-2183.

See other conservation areas that offer fishing!


Rock Glen Conservation Area


Ausable Bayfield


Rock Glen Conservation Area
, Arkona, is a gorgeous, 27-hectare park known worldwide for Devonian-era fossil deposits, its fossil and indigenous artifact collection at Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre, significant Carolinian forest and breathtaking Rock Glen Falls. Enjoy scenic lookouts, picnic pavilions and playground. Museum, washroom and some trails are wheelchair-accessible. Rock Glen Falls, the natural fossil site of scientific interest and the museum have been featured on several television shows. There are stairs, boardwalks and bridge allowing visitors to safely explore the steep sides of the glen and the 10-metre-high waterfall just upstream of the Ausable River. Visitors and amateur archaelogists from all parts of North America have found many fossils in the exposed beds dating back 350 million years. Scientific names for these ancient treasures include crinoids, brachiopods and trilobites. Two picnic pavilions can be reserved for groups or family reunions.

Location: 8680 Rock Glen Rd, Arkona, Lambton Shores

Telephone: 519-828-3071

Driving Directions: From Sarnia or London take Exit #44 off the 402 to Arkona on Cty Rd #79. Park is located on Rock Glen Road, two (2) kilometres outside of Arkona.

Ausable Bayfield
Conservation Authority

71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON N0M 1S5
519-235-2610 Toll-free 1-888-286-2610




Baxter Conservation Area

This 68 hectare property includes open fields, conifer plantations, mixed forest, alder thickets, Rideau River shoreline and marsh. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall ... Baxter has it All! The site is open daily, year round for self guided nature trails and unique boardwalk and wetland vistas.

The beautiful sandy beach on the Rideau River is complemented by picnic areas a large picnic shelter, change and washrooms. A variety of nature trails include the Filmore R. Park Nut Grove; the Community Wildflower Garden; the Solar Power project as well as beautiful boardwalk and wetland vistas.

Baxter Interpretive Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 and is a host to education programs, day camps and several special programs.

For more information call: 489-3592