The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River nourish our spirits with spectacular and calming scenery and provide numerous opportunities for all ages to step into nature and replenish our batteries. Visiting shorelines, taking advantage of trails and campsites or just having a quiet cup of coffee while listening to the waves and rustling wildlife remind us of our important and historical connections to our natural world. There are many Conservation Areas with views of or access to the Great Lakes! We have outlined some of the best Conservation Areas to suit your beaching, picnicking, scenic, and hiking needs. Check out the lists below and start your journey to Explore the Shore!
To see all of the Conservation Areas on or with access to Great Lakes shoreline, check out our map and look for this symbol.
Beaches are excellent places for a day filled with both activities and relaxation. Whether you are looking to play in the sand, swim, boat, or just sit back and relax these Conservation Areas are for you. Experience the variety of beaches along the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Shores today!
Pack a lunch and enjoy the beauty of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River with a scenic outdoor picnic along the shore at these wonderful Conservation Areas that offer picnic facilities with a view!
The spectacular scenery offered by the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River is just waiting to be appreciated. Explore the Shore and experience the majestic views of these four Conservation Areas.
Hike the shores of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River today and use the offered trail maps to only metaphorically get lost in nature. Hike safe while you explore the shore!