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Maidstone Conservation Area
42.21383, -82.78694

This 20 hectare site is perfect for an afternoon trip to the country. The area includes a winding 1.5 kilometre trail through an oak-hickory woodland. Part of the trail passes along the upper meandering reaches of the Puce River. Pack a picnic and enjoy l ...

AddressLakeshore Rd 209, Maidstone, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Off-road Cycling Trails
Marks Bay Conservation Area
46.49114, -84.48227

This area is 103 hectares (254 acres) including 3000 metres (10,000 feet) of shoreline on the St. Marys River. The sandy shoreline is perfect for swimming and sunning, boating or fishing. The forest creates picturesque surroundings for hiking, nature view ...

AddressAirport Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Massassauga Point Conservation Area
44.14813, -77.31300

A project is underway here to rehabilitate the globally rare Bur Oak Savannah. This rehabilitation will also return some of the unique and very important Alvar and prairie species, such as Prairie Smoke and Early Buttercup. In the early 1990s, the Friends ...

AddressMassassauga Road, Belleville, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking
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
McAuliffe Woods Conservation Area
42.28475, -82.88395

A perfect surprise! Located in the Town of Tecumseh, the 1 kilometre trail through a 9 hectare oak and hickory wooded area and thicket is not only pleasant, but offers a short enough walk for even the youngest naturalist. Connected to the McAuliffe Urban ...

AddressLessard Rd, Windsor, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Off-road Cycling Trails, Cross Country Skiing
McGeachy Pond Conservation Area
42.26280, -81.94036

Located on the north shore of Lake Erie, McGeachy Pond is a Provincially Significant Wetland, and an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. Enjoy viewing the Monarch Butterfly fall migration along this lakeshore habitat. There is an observation platform ...

AddressErieau Road, Erieau, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, 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
Merlin Conservation Area
128 William Street

This 2.8 hectare property was donated to the LTVCA in June, 2011. Formerly the site of the Merlin District High School, the large flat open field is being re-naturalized with trees and tall grass prairie. It is also home to the Secord and Smith Memorial F ...

ActivitiesFree Admission, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
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
Mill Stream Conservation Area
22035 Gibson Road

Mill Stream has a small toboggan hill, picnic shelter, limited nature trail for fishing along the Mill Stream, hiking, and birdwatching. The Carolinian Forest and ravine system habitat supports abundant wildlife and is a natural corridor link to Longwoods ...

ActivitiesFree Admission, Picnic Facilities
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
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
Mosa Forest
42.65757, -81.80935

Mosa Forest, or what is locally known as Skunk’s Misery, is one of the larger wooded sites in the Province, with a total area of 500 hectares. The County of Middlesex owns the majority, the LTVCA owns 121.3 hectares, with the remainder in private ownershi ...

AddressConcession Drive, Southwest Middlesex, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Mountjoy Historical Conservation Area
48.47635, -81.35315

The removal of many residences and businesses from the floodplain along the Mattagami River in the early 70’s allowed the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority to develop this 7-hectare greenspace area. Picnic facilities, washrooms and plenty of parking ...

Address600 Riverside Drive, Timmins, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Sports Fields, Cycling, Dog Walking
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
Naftel's Creek Conservation Area
43.66946, -81.70509

This Conservation Area is a scenic retreat that features terrific walking trails through a variety of habitats. Explore plantations, mixed deciduous forests, and cedar lowlands. In winter the site is used extensively for cross county skiing. Naftel's Cree ...

AddressHighway 21, Goderich, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Oak Valley Pioneer Park
45.00438, -75.37047

The four hectare park sits on the north branch channel, which divides the former Bigford farm. The site is owned by South Nation Conservation (SNC). The east part of the site was planted with pine trees by SNC, and under planted with Walnuts as well as ot ...

AddressBaldwin Rd, South Mountain, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Geocache, Dog Walking
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

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