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Conestogo Lake Conservation Area
43.68361, -80.71245

Conestogo Lake Conservation Area is in the heart of Mennonite country. It is on a y-shaped lake that stretches six kms up each arm. A unique feature of this area is the huge concrete flood control dam and reservoir surrounded by large tracts of forest, gi ...

Address6580 Wellington County Rd 11, Wallenstein, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields
Confederation Beach Park
43.24640, -79.75109

Welcome to Confederation Park, an 93-hectare package of fun and adventure located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Hamilton. Here you'll find some of the area's best food and fun throughout the year. Looking for a great spot for a family or large group pi ...

Address585 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields, Cycling, Off-road Cycling Trails, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
Cooper Marsh & Visitors Centre
45.11637, -74.51780

Nestled on the picturesque shore of the St. Lawrence River, the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area is part of Charlottenburgh Marsh - one of the most significant wetlands in all of Ontario. Follow wetland boardwalks to explore treed swamps and isolated ponds. ...

AddressCounty Road 2, South Lancaster, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Geocache, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
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
Crawford Lake Conservation Area
43.46988, -79.95070

The pristine waters of Crawford Lake Conservation Area have drawn people to its shores for hundreds of years. The rare meromictic lake, with its surrounding boardwalk, is nestled in lush forests atop the stunning Niagara Escarpment. Visitors can step b ...

Address3115 Conservation Road, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2X3
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Geocache, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Crowe Bridge Conservation Area [CLOSED]
44.38134, -77.75478

Crowe Bridge Conservation Area Closure – July 29th, 2020 Crowe Bridge Park will be closed for the remainder of the season effective Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Please visit www.crowevalley.com/crowe-bridge for more information. Crowe Valley ...

Address670 Crowe River Rd, Trent Hills, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Dog Walking
Dalewood Conservation Area
42.80239, -81.17964

You don't have to travel far to experience some peace and relaxation in a breathtaking setting. Dalewood Conservation Area is located just minutes outside the City of St. Thomas and is encompassed by 25 hectares of provincially significant wetlands. The c ...

Address10518 Dalewood Road, St. Thomas, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Dog Walking
Deer Creek Conservation Area
42.70620, -80.55926

Experience the tranquility of northern Ontario closer to home. Located a short drive north of Long Point, Deer Creek Conservation Area was created in 1969 following construction of the dam and reservoir. This scenic park features 40 campsites, including ...

Address1929 County Road 45, Langton, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Fishing
Deerock Lake Conservation Area
44.733257, -77.231879

This small piece of property contains a boat launch and provides public water access to Deerock Lake, a popular destination for anglers. Permits/passes may be obtained from the attendant on duty (in season—from mid-June to Labour Day). This area also prov ...

Address391 Deer Rock Lake Rd, Flinton, ON
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Fishing, Dog Walking
Denny's Dam Conservation Area
44.50506, -81.33505

Denny's Dam Conservation Area is the perfect spot for avid fishermen. Located at the mouth of the Saugeen River, the fishing is excellent. Simply park your trailer, grab your fishing pole and make your way to the water! Fish species include salmon and tro ...

AddressDenny's Dam Rd, Southampton, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Fishing
Depot Lakes Conservation Area
44.54209, -76.77077

Depot Lakes Conservation Area is nestled in the heart of the Land o’ Lakes tourist region, just north of the village of Verona. This Conservation Area is 1,214 hectares (3,000 acres) in size. Second, Third and Fourth Depot Lakes make up this Conservation ...

AddressSnider Road, Verona, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking
Durham Conservation Area
44.18326, -80.79655

Durham Conservation Area is located along the Saugeen River in the Town of Durham. It has close to 200 large, spacious sites tucked into mature hardwoods and pines. While here don't forget to visit the picturesque McGowan Falls. Need supplies, simply walk ...

AddressDurham Rd, Durham, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, 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
Dutton-Dunwich Conservation Area
42.70602, -81.61531

This area is used for fishing and canoe access to the Thames River. Located on the floodplain of the Thames River which is a Canadian Heritage River. This area is subject to flooding however is a fishing hot spot during pickerel season.

AddressCoyne Road, Dunwich, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking
E.M. Warwick Conservation Area
42.57059, -81.53027

Located on the north shore of Lake Erie. Wooded Carolinian forests and ravines, streams and open space support abundant wildlife. Group camping is available with four cabins, a main hall that has picnic tables, a serviced washroom with a shower, and a kit ...

AddressWarwick Line, Wallacetown, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Hiking, Sports Fields, 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
Edenvale Conservation Area
44.45111, -79.90119

This conservation area is a popular destination for canoe and kayakers. Situated on the banks of the Nottawasaga River, it is known locally as the “take out” after a canoe trip through the Minesing Wetlands. People arriving by canoe may camp overnight for ...

AddressHighway 26, Minesing, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Heritage Museum, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing
Elks Lodge Family Park
46.30307, -79.38515

The Elks Lodge Family Park is a small 1 acre day use park on the southern shore of Trout Lake. Situated on Hwy 17 its picnic tables and beach (unsupervised) provide a welcome respite from highway traveling. It is located directly across the hwy from the ...

AddressHighway 17, North Bay, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Fishing
Elora Cataract Trailway
43.81736, -80.02630

Elora Cataract Trailway follows a 47 km former Canadian Pacific rail corridor that runs between Elora and Cataract with access points in Hillsburgh and Erin. Walkers, cyclists and cross-country skiers enjoy the scenic countryside from Elora in the Grand R ...

AddressCataract Rd, Caledon, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Hiking, Cycling, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Elora Gorge Conservation Area
43.67235, -80.44482

The Elora Gorge is one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural areas in the Grand River valley. The Grand River rushes through the gorge, which has 22-metre high cliffs. Riverside trails (with safety barriers) and scenic overlooks provide hikers wit ...

Address7400 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields
Elora Quarry Conservation Area
43.69058, -80.41548

The centre of attraction at this Conservation Area is the "old swimming hole", a 0.8 hectare (two acre) former limestone quarry encircled by sheer cliffs up to 12 metres (40 feet) high. Elora Quarry did not become a conservation area until 1976, but it wa ...

Address319 Wellington County Rd 18, Elora, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Swimming Water Sports, Fishing

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