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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 ...

AddressBissett Street, Mattawa, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Heritage Museum, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Fishing, Sports Fields, Cycling, Dog Walking
McGeachie Conservation Area
44.83641, -77.67538

McGeachie Conservation Area is located in Hastings County on beautiful Steenburg Lake and has 358 acres of land. This land was donated by Jack and Ethel McGeachie in 1994. McGeachie Conservation Area has many new, well maintained walking trails throughout ...

AddressNorth Steenburg Lake Rd, Madoc, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
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 ...

AddressNorth Anderson Road, Crow Lake, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
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 ...

AddressBriton-Houghton Bay Rd, Rideau Lakes, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
Minesing Wetlands Conservation Area
44.42172, -79.82334

Witness a unique assemblage of fens, marshes and swamps that support a network of sensitive flora and fauna, some of which are rare or endangered. This wetland of International Significance spans more than 15,000 acres and provides a variety of opportunit ...

AddressGeorge Johnston Rd, Minesing, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
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 ...

AddressMorris Island Drive, Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
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.

Address71100 Morrison Line, Exeter, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
Mountsberg Conservation Area
43.46335, -80.02477

The extensive wetlands of the Mountsberg Conservation Area are a birdwatcher's paradise. Waterfowl and shorebirds clamber about a misty lake while hundreds of warblers flit through forest and meadow. Nature radiates at this scenic conservation area, which ...

Address2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville, Ontario, L0P 1B0
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Off-road Cycling Trails, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Mud Lake Conservation Area
42.92950, -79.25478

Located in Port Colborne beside the Old Welland Canal, Mud Lake is a conservation area dedicated to the preservation of vegetation and wildlife. Encompassing over 60 hectares of wetland and 54 hectares of field and woodland, Mud Lake offers nature trails, ...

Address102 Elm St. North, Port Colborne, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
New Lowell Conservation Area
44.35239, -79.97345

New Lowell offers a beautifully kept seasonal campground and a day-use park. The large wooded sites have hydro and water, two clean sandy beaches, and a large reservoir for fishing, paddleboating or canoeing.   Managed by Jane and Ann Kidd, the campgrou ...

Address2894 Hogback Rd., New Lowell, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking
Osprey Wetlands Conservation Area
44.28271, -80.25688

Best seen by snowshoe in the winter months, this wetland spans 6,500 acres, 700 of which are owned and managed by the NVCA. There is a diverse array of wildlife habitat including an unique esker (long winding ridge of sand and gravel) surrounded by pocket ...

AddressCentre Line, Shelburne, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Papineau Lake Conservation Area
46.19633, -78.71588

A boat launching ramp provides boaters and anglers with access to Papineau Lake, known for its lake trout.

AddressPapineau Lake Rd, Papineau, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Fishing
Parkhill Conservation Area
43.16229, -81.65842

Each season brings something new along the nature trails at Parkhill Conservation Area. The 800-hectare conservation area is the result of efforts to control serious flooding and soil erosion problems downstream. The Parkhill Dam and reservoir were constr ...

Address32910 Centre Road, Parkhill, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
Peasemarsh Nature Reserve
44.547749, -80.423754

Sand beach and swimming on Georgian Bay, interpretive hiking trails and spring wildflowers.

Address208462 ON-26 Clarksburg, ON
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Snowshoeing
Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area
43.26751, -80.39365

Pinehurst Lake is a nine-hectare (23-acre) kettle lake formed by a single piece of ice. The lake has a sandy beach and is surround by mature Carolinian forest. During the summer months (May-October) Pinehurst Lake is transformed into a summer playground o ...

Address468 Pinehurst Rd, Ayr, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Pittock Conservation Area
43.15624, -80.75592

Pittock Conservation Area is located on the northern edge of Woodstock, Ontario. This 2000 acre outdoor playground offers visitors the opportunity to step into nature by camping, hiking, fishing, biking or simply relaxing in it’s natural environment. Seve ...

Address725138 Pittock Park Road, Woodstock, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Off-road Cycling Trails, Dog Walking
Richmond Conservation Area
45.189899, -75.830508

A wonderful waterfront picnic area with a dock to launch canoes and kayaks for a quiet trip on the Jock River.

Address63 Royal York St, Richmond, ON
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Boating, Fishing, Dog Walking
Rideau Ferry Yacht Club
44.85842, -76.13483

Bask on the beach and listen as the water laps onto the shore at the Rideau Ferry Conservation Area. The former Rideau Ferry Yacht Club donated this 10 acre shoreline property located at Rideau Ferry to RVCA in 1976 for the purpose of providing a public d ...

AddressCounty Road 1, Rideau Ferry, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Fishing, Dog Walking
Rockwood Conservation Area
43.61253, -80.14810

Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, including one of the world's largest, are a few of the natural wonders at the Rockwood Conservation Area. You can view them from hiking trails on both sides of the Eramosa River or in a rented canoe. ...

Address161 Fall Street, Rockwood, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields, Cycling
Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area
44.34681, -81.30981

Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area is located along the Saugeen River. It has close to 200 spacious sites located within mature hardwoods. Both seasonal and transient sites available. While there visitors should take a hike up to the scenic look-out overloo ...

Address132 Saugeen Bluffs Rd, Paisley, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Off-road Cycling Trails, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing

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