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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 ...

Category Grand River
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
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
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
Glencairn Conservation Area
44.30161, -80.02077

Enjoy a few hours at this scenic getaway. The Mad River winds through the conservation area, offering opportunities for fishing.

AddressHogback Road, Glencairn, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking
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 ...

Category Grand River
Address319 Wellington County Rd 18, Elora, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Swimming Water Sports, Fishing
Guelph Lake Conservation Area
43.60622, -80.25610

There's a lot of room for recreation at this 1,608 hectares ( 3,971 acres) conservation area created with the construction of the Guelph Lake dam in 1974. A newly developed concert area with a unique living roof is on an island in the middle of the lake. ...

Category Grand River
Address7743 Conservation Dr, Guelph, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields, Off-road Cycling Trails
Luther Marsh Conservation Area
43.96180, -80.40017

The Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area is more than a significant reservoir at the headwaters of the Grand River watershed. Luther offers a home to birds and wildlife as the natural landscape is restored to maintain different habitats for flora and fau ...

Category Grand River
AddressEast Luther Sideroad 21 & 22, Grand Valley, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Handicapped Access, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Off-road Cycling Trails, 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 ...

Category Grand River
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
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. ...

Category Grand River
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
Shade's Mills Conservation Area
43.38198, -80.28982

Shade's Mills has been called the best-kept secret in Cambridge. Favourite activities in this day-use area include swimming, sport fishing and canoeing. The conservation area has 12 km of hiking trails through a mature hardwood forest that winds along Mi ...

Category Grand River
Address450 Avenue Road, Cambridge, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields
Utopia Conservation Area
44.32426, -79.83619

This 100-acre area is used as passive green space. A portion of the property where the 140-year-old Bell's Gristmill resides is leased to the Friends of Utopia Gristmill & Park for purposes of conservation and restoration.

Address6th Line, Utopia, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
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 ...

Category Otonabee
Address7th Line, Bridgenorth, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Hiking, Geocache, Dog Walking, Cross Country Skiing
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.

Category Rideau Valley
AddressHighway 15, Portland, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Picnic Facilities, Fishing, Dog Walking
Bruce's Caves Conservation Area
44.76965, -81.08046

Bruce's Caves Conservation Area derives its greatest significance from the unique cave formations found along the escarpment face. These caves were formed by the wave action of post-glacial Lake Algonquin, 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. Bruce's Caves Conservat ...

Category Grey Sauble
AddressGrey Road 1, Wiarton, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking
Feversham Gorge Conservation Area
44.33524, -80.37738

A hidden river meanders through a gorge with rare ferns, mosses and liverworts. The towering limestone walls will allow you a glimse of this unexplored gorge as you hike the 1.5km trail. Near the south end of the trail is a wonderful, almost Japanese-lik ...

Category Grey Sauble
AddressGrey County Road 2, Feversham, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking
Inglis Falls Conservation Area
44.52596, -80.93407

The "Must Seen Gem" of the area. This 18 metre high cascade water falls is the most visited in the area. Inglis Falls has something for everyone! A vewing platform, 7.42 km of trails, Bruce Trail access, more than 20 species of ferns, geological pothole ...

Category Grey Sauble
AddressInglis Falls Rd, Owen Sound, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Spirit Rock Conservation Area
44.76218, -81.14178

Spirit Rock Conservation Area draws people from afar for its local history, legends and remarkable view of Colpoy's Bay. Encompassing 87 hectares, the site features the historical "Corran" the home of Alexander McNeill, a Federal member of Parliament from ...

Category Grey Sauble
AddressHighway 6, Wiarton, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Picnic Facilities, Hiking, Dog Walking
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 ...

Category Halton
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
Kelso / Glen Eden Conservation Area
43.50534, -79.94513

With the stunning Niagara Escarpment as a backdrop, Kelso Conservation Area in Milton is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Activities span all four seasons, including great downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing and a learning centre at Glen Eden. Boasting ...

Category Halton
Address5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2X7
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Swimming Water Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Cycling, Off-road Cycling Trails, Dog Walking, Downhill Skiing
W.A. Taylor Conservation Area
45.13335, -75.63316

Launch your boat and cast a line for one of the Rideau River's local bass, perch, pickerel, panfish or musky. Catch and release is encouraged. W. Taylor is also a wonderful spot to enjoy a quiet picnic and stroll along the short wooded trail.

Category Rideau Valley
AddressRegional Road 19, Osgoode, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking

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