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Purdon Conservation Area
44.99372, -76.54541

Purdon Conservation Area is a unique wetland famous for its exceptionally large native colony of Showy Lady's Slipper Orchids. Each year between mid-June and early July, thousands of magnificent orchids burst into delicate pink and white bloom. It is rare ...

AddressConcession Road 8, Lanark, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking
Ball's Falls Conservation Area
43.13331, -79.38239

Set within the breathtaking Twenty Valley watershed, Ball’s Falls Conservation Area offers spectacular scenery and natural beauty. Your visit will begin at the Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation. Visitors will take pleasure in the interactive exhibits a ...

Address3292 Sixth Ave., Jordan, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Hiking, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Woodend Conservation Area
43.14330, -79.16734

With sweeping vistas of Lake Ontario and the escarpment slopes below, Woodend is considered to have been an observation point during the War of 1812 for both armies. Woodend’s location was at the center of the action, with the Queenston Heights battle 6 m ...

Address1 Taylor Road, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Education Interpretive, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
46.45545, -80.94744

The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is a hidden gem within city limits. Located ten minutes from downtown Sudbury, it is accessible by car, bicycle and also from Laurentian University. The 2,400 acres of protected green space is home to over 23 km of ...

AddressSouth Bay Rd, Sudbury, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Off-road Cycling Trails, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Powassan Mountain Conservation Area
46.07952, -79.35614

An adjoining trail system, 'The Pines', offers visitors low impact recreational opportunities and spectacular scenic vistas from the top of Powassan Mountain.  Recreational opportunities include; hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sigh ...

AddressCatherine Ave, Powassan, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Education Interpretive, Hiking, Off-road Cycling Trails, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
Corbeil Conservation Area
46.26467, -79.29494

Corbeil Conservation Area includes part of the historic LaVase River and its floodplain. Recognizing its unique ecological features, the NBMCA developed a self-guided, 3.4 kilometer trail which leads visitors across numerous boardwalks and through a varie ...

AddressHighway 94, East Ferris, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area
46.26432, -78.90960

The most spectacular scenic feature is the Gorge itself, where the Amable du Fond flows between steep rock walls in a dramatic series of rapids and waterfalls. Below the Gorge the river widens and winds its way through a cluster of islands before flowing ...

AddressHighway 630, Calvin, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
Laurentian Escarpment Conservation Area
46.33777, -79.43293

The Laurentian Escarpment Conservation Area boasts a spectacular view of the City of North Bay, Lake Nipissing and the surrounding area. Visitors can hike a number of trails on the 132 acres. Downhill skiers can hit the slopes of Laurentian Ski Hill, inde ...

AddressJaney Ave, North Bay, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Off-road Cycling Trails, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Downhill Skiing
La Vase Portages Conservation Area
46.30239, -79.38354

This Conservation Area provides an important access to the historic La Vase portage route for voyageurs travelling from the St. Lawrence to the interior of North America. The 11 km La Vase Portages are a series of three portages comprised of eight kilomet ...

AddressHighway 17, North Bay, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Boating, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Laurier Woods Conservation Area
46.30726, -79.44382

Located in the heart of North Bay, this 240 area encompasses a provincially significant wetland, rocky outcrops, upland forest and is a sancturary to a broad range of wetland and woodland creatures, including migrating birds. Interpretive trail sites mar ...

AddressBrule St, North Bay, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Hiking, Off-road Cycling Trails, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Tottenham Conservation Area
44.02015, -79.81022

Tottenham Conservation Area consists of a large parkland overlooking a picturesque pond. The large sandy beach and pavilion are ideal for a wide range of summer activities. The park offers camping facilities, fishing, nature trails, and a more secluded pa ...

Address4 Line, Tottenham, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Fort Willow Conservation Area
44.39411, -79.81986

Strategically located as a supply depot during the War of 1812, the Fort Willow area was also actively used for centuries by Aboriginal peoples, the fur trade and French explorers as part of a major transportation route known as the Nine Mile Portage. Wit ...

Address2714 Grenfel Rd, Springwater Twp, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, 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
Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area
44.34282, -80.21072

Explore the Niagara Escarpment with a hike through the caves, hardwood and coniferous forests and open meadows of the Nottawasaga Bluffs. This 400-acre conservation area offers a full day of exploration and adventure, with breathtaking vistas of the surro ...

AddressSideroad 15 & 16, Collingwood, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Education Interpretive, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Petun Conservation Area
44.44973, -80.30775

Hike through this conservation area at one of the highest elevations on the Niagara Escarpment. It was named for the Aboriginal peoples who inhabited the land during the early 1600s, practicing corn horticulture and taking part in the fur trade. The Bruce ...

Address2 Line, The Blue Mountains, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Hiking, Sports Fields, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Tiffin Centre Conservation Area
44.31708, -79.79901

The Tiffin Centre is a four-season destination for environmental recreation and education. Come for a walk (leashed canine visitors welcome!) or bring your gear and bike, cross-country ski or snowshoe on 17 kilometres of looped trails that meander throug ...

Address8195 Concession Line 8, Utopia, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area
44.42525, -78.27594

The Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area, located on Katchewanooka Lake in Lakefield, offers visitors a wonderful opportunity for wetland exploration and appreciation! This keystone property was acquired by Otonabee Conservation in 1996, for the conservati ...

AddressDeyncourt Street, Lakefield, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Dog Walking
Miller Creek Wildlife Area
44.38666, -78.36167

Home to a provincially significant wetland, this Area is rich with plant and animal life. A viewing platform allows you to take in the wetland from above. Various side trails take you through wooded areas and along the edge of the wetland, making this a g ...

Address7th Line, Bridgenorth, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Hiking, Geocache, Dog Walking, Cross Country Skiing
Warsaw Caves Conservation Area
44.46198, -78.13074

The Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground offers a lot of fun outdoor recreation opportunities - caving, hiking, canoe rentals and swimming. Family camping is offered in a forested setting upon an ancient geological landscape. The Campground offer ...

Address289 Caves Road, Warsaw, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre
44.27669, -77.34506

Local school boards operate the outdoor education centre located at this 138 hectare (341 acres) Conservation Area. Many of the trails begin right at the main parking lot, radiating out into several different directions where hikers can explore a variety ...

Address381 Thrasher Road, Plainfield, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing

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