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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
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
O'Hara Mill Pioneer Village
44.51575, -77.52507

Enjoy a wonderful experience while exploring the 85 acre Conservation Area which includes pioneer buildings, beautiful gardens, nature trails, sheltered picnic areas and a charming mill pond. Five of the original 11 pioneer buildings occupy the site alon ...

Address638 Mill Road, Madoc, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking
Old Baldy Conservation Area
44.392438, -80.518364

A 15 minute hike will take you to a breath-taking view overlooking the Beaver Valley. You will being looking down on the backs of soring red-tailed hawks! You can access the Bruce Trail at this Conservation Area.

AddressOld Baldy Access Road, Kimberley, ON
ActivitiesAdmission, Education Interpretive, Hiking, 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
Perth Wildlife Reserve
44.88893, -76.20349

Located on the Tay Marsh, this watery environment nurtures a variety of diverse plant and animal species. Deer, ducks, Canada geese, rabbits, bluebirds and wild turkeys are examples of some of the wildlife that are found in this 257 Hectare reserve. A tri ...

Address100 Wildlife Road, Perth, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Geocache, Snowshoeing
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
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
Portland Bay Conservation Area
44.70175, -76.18322

A simple lakeside picnic area along Highway 15 in Portland. Stop for an enjoyable picnic and enjoy the view onto Big Rideau Lake.

AddressHighway 15, Portland, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Picnic Facilities, Fishing, Dog Walking
Pottawatomi / Jones Falls Conservation Area
44.56076, -80.99036

This property features the scenic Jones Falls, a cascading 12 meter falls as part of the Pottawatomi River that flows into Owen Sound and Georgian Bay.

AddressHighway 21, Owen Sound, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, 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
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
Purple Woods Conservation Area
44.03710, -78.91958

Purple Woods Conservation Area, the site of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority’s annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival, is a 17-hectare sugar maple forest and open meadow located in the midst of the provincially significant Oak Ridges Mora ...

AddressCoates Road, Oshawa, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Cycling, Geocache, Dog Walking
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
43.47141, -79.91271

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area has some of the most inspiring natural vantage points found anywhere in Canada. Five breathtaking lookouts dot the edge of towering cliffs of Ontario's striking Niagara Escarpment. With excellent hiking trails, Rattlesn ...

Address7200 Appleby Line, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2Y1
ActivitiesAdmission, Education Interpretive, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Hiking, Geocache, Dog Walking
Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
43.51918, -79.60567

Rattray Marsh offers a rare natural cobble beach on 90 acres of Lake Ontario shoreline in Mississauga. As the last remaining lakefront marsh between Toronto and Burlington, this environmentally-sensitive wetland offers a unique urban experience for nature ...

Address50 Bexhill Road, Mississauga, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Hiking, Dog Walking
Rock Glen Conservation Area
43.08440, -81.82151

Located on the outskirts of Arkona, Rock Glen Conservation Area is a unique island of nature within the Ausable Bayfield watershed jurisdiction. Whether taking a hike along the Ausable Gorge or within Rock Glen's important Carolinian forest, you'll see ma ...

Address8680 Rock Glen Road, Lambton Shores, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Fishing, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
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
Sager Conservation Area
44.24845, -77.54012

Sager Conservation Area, a popular stop along the Ontario Champlain Route, offers picnicking, trails and a scenic lookout. The area is part of a glacial feature known as Oak Lake Island, a series of large drumlins that formed an island in glacial Lake Iro ...

AddressSager's Corner Road, Stirling, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Education Interpretive, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking
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
Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
44.14672, -79.56492

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area is a hikers’ haven, a picnicking paradise, a birder’s delight and a photographer’s dream. Explore forests, marshlands, and glacial erratics, enjoy spring wildflowers, or the vibrant fall leaves and see plenty of birds and o ...

AddressConcession 9, Bradford, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Hiking, Cycling, Off-road Cycling Trails, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing

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