Conservation Areas are more than pretty places. Across Ontario you’ll find nearly 300 just waiting to be explored. Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities collectively own and operate over 500 Conservation Areas with a total area of more than 150,000 hectares, making Conservation Authorities one of the largest property owners in the Province. Nearly 300 Conservation Areas are accessible to the public. They play an important environmental, educational and recreational role in Ontario, and contribute to the physical and mental well-being of over seven million visitors annually. Hidden within these natural gems are lakes, rivers and streams, wetlands, sand dunes, beaches, waterfalls, caves, forests and natural heritage sites. So, plan your visit and #StepIntoNature!