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Big Bend Conservation Area
42.64691, -81.70833

An archaeological site located here was shared by hunting and gathering Native people over 3,000 years ago. Big Bend has a boat launch to the Thames River which is a Canadian Heritage River, Memorial Forest, picnic shelter with tables and open space for s ...

AddressBig Bend Road, Wardsville, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Big O Conservation Area
42.22735, -82.55063

Big O Conservation Area has a variety of habitats and a number of nature trails that allow visitors to hike through these areas. It is one of southwestern Ontario’s birding ‘hot spots’. In early May, many species of migratory birds arrive at this conserva ...

AddressElizabeth St, Comber, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
C.M. Wilson Conservation Area
42.37535, -82.10735

Camp at one of the 100 sites. Many sites are serviced with hydro and water. Picnic tables are available throughout the park and organized groups can book the barn pavilion. Enjoy the new children’s adventure playground, new outdoor classroom, fishing, sai ...

Address21799 Fargo Road, Chatham, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Lake River Reservoir, Education Interpretive, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Sports Fields, 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
Lighthouse Conservation Area
42.31618, -82.45456

Located at the mouth of the Thames River - a Canadian Heritage River at Lake St. Clair. The lighthouse is 200 years old and is one of the three oldest on the Great Lakes. A pioneer family named Cartier settled at the mouth of the Thames River in the early ...

AddressTecumseh Drive, Chatham, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Heritage Museum, Picnic Facilities, Fishing
Longwoods Road Conservation Area
42.87484, -81.47628

Featuring Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum. Ska-Nah-Doht is a recreated longhouse village of 1,000 years ago. Find your way through the palisade maze and explore a longhouse. In the Resource Centre, discover the Ska-Nah-Doht museum collection, Native studi ...

Address8348 Longwoods Road, Mount Brydges, Ontario
ActivitiesAdmission, Education Interpretive, Heritage Museum, Handicapped Access, Facilities Rental, Equipment Rentals, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Hiking, Sports Fields, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, 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
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 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
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
Rondeau Bay Marshes Conservation Area
Wellington Street

Located along the north shore of Lake Erie, great for fishing and wildfowl viewing. A Provincially Significant Wetland and Area of Natural and Scientific Interest Site.

ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir
Sharon Creek Conservation Area
42.88877, -81.40219

Sharon Creek has 35.6 hectares of water and 12.9 hectares of forest, grassland, wooded ravines, a small wetland and a tallgrass prairie. The 2.8 hectare tallgrass prairie is the largest publicly accessible site in Middlesex County. Picnicking, birdwatchin ...

AddressSpringer Rd, Delaware, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Lake River Reservoir, Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Sinclair's Bush Conservation Area
10440 Sinclair Line, N0P 1A0

Sinclair’s Bush is Carolinian Canada Site #29 of the Natural Heritage Stewardship Program. This forest is also an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. Seven provincially rare species are found here, including the Pawpaw Tree, Tulip Tree, Carrey’s Sedg ...

ActivitiesFree Admission, Hiking, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Two Creeks Conservation Area
42.11220, -82.46151

The Wheatley Two Creeks Association is a group of community volunteers who work in partnership with the LTVCA on the park’s management and facilities development. Special events, nature trails, washrooms, amphitheatre, picnic pavilion, toboggan hill, grou ...

AddressWheatley Road, Wheatley, Ontario
ActivitiesFree Admission, Facilities Rental, Picnic Facilities, Camping, Hiking, Cycling, Off-road Cycling Trails, Dog Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing

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