About This Area
The Heber Down Conservation Area (284 hectares) offers a variety of activities for the recreation-minded. Fishing, nature walks, pond exploration on floating docks and picnicking are all popular activities with visitors. More importantly, Heber Down Conservation Area preserves a portion of the significant Iroquois Beach physiographic unit and is home to a variety of wildlife and plants not common in Durham Region. The natural valley of the Lynde Creek bisects a portion of this Conservation Area and provides many scenic vistas for those enjoying the more than 5 kms of trails that run through this property. An Accessible trail can be found at the main entrance in the shape of a maple leaf. Springs and seeps within the provincially significant Heber Down Wetland Complex provide important groundwater recharge to this branch of the Lynde Creek Watershed. This wetland complex also provides specialized habitat for many wildlife species that depend on large, treed wetland areas in order to carry out their breeding and feeding activities.