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Baxter Conservation Area
Follow over five kilometres of trails through wetlands, conifer plantations, mixed forest, alder thickets, nut groves and a solar energy display. The trails are perfect for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Enjoy a peaceful vi...
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Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management Conservation Area
This area features a large wetland that harbours wood ducks, osprey and herons. Deciduous woods and a large plantation of wildlife shrubs on the property are excellent for songbirds. Two short hiking trails branch off from the parking lot...
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Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area
There truly is something for everyone at the Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area. Apart from the Bleasdell Boulder and other erratics, you will see a wide variety of trees, flowers, and ferns. You may find beaver activity, rabbits, hare, ...
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Cass Bridge Conservation Area
This park is a 1.05 hectare property situated along the northern bank of the South Nation River. It is located south of the Village of Winchester off Highway 31. Along the South Nation River, Cass Bridge is a pleasant stop over. It co...
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Chapman Mills Conservation Area
The 23-acre parcel of conservation land that forms the Chapman Mills Conservation Area was a gift to the people of the Rideau Valley from the South Nepean Development Corporation, along with additional land ceded from Parks Canada. The Co...
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Charlottenburgh Park Conservation Area
Located 19 km east of the City of Cornwall, along Highway 2, in the Township of South Glengarry, Charlottenburgh Park encompasses a total of 234.7 acres of green space. The park features a diverse environment with many types of ecosystems...
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Cooper Marsh and Visitor Centre Conservation Area
The Cooper Marsh Conservation Area and Visitor's Centre are located 18 kilometers east of Cornwall on County Road 2 near South Lancaster, and 102 kilometers west of Montreal. Nestled on the picturesque north shore of Lake St. Franci...
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Depot Lakes Conservation Area
Depot Lakes Conservation Area is the largest conservation area within the Quinte Conservation watershed.  Depot Lakes is situated in the heart of the Land "O" Lakes tourist region, just north of the village of Verona. Secon...
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Foley Mountain Conservation Area
Foley Mountain Conservation Area is located high atop a granite ridge overlooking the Upper Rideau lake and picturesque village of Westport, 50 km south of Perth.  It is owned and operated by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. &...
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Gooderich-Loomis Conservation Area
Climb up the Esker Trail and take in the panoramic view.  Take the family on a short hike along the Junior Loop. Bring your camera and catch nature at its best on the Beaver Trail. Blaze the Loop D'Loop on your mountain bicycle. ...
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Gould Lake Conservation Area
Gould Lake Conservation Area is 589 hectares of wilderness located in the Canadian Shield. It is also the head waters of the Millhaven Creek System. Gould Lake and the surrounding lands are not only important for water management reasons,...
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Gut Conservation Area
  The Gut Conservation Area is a 162 ha site located approximately 11 kilometers from Apsley on concession 1 in Lake Township. The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority purchased the land in 1976 with the co-operation of the Minist...
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H.J. McFarland Conservation Area
In 1987, Mrs. H.J. McFarland donated this property in memory of her late husband and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the H.J. McFarland Construction Company. Very active in local government, McFarland served the town as mayor from ...
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H.R. Frink Centre Conservation Area
Formerly known as the Plainfield Conservation Area, the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre was opened in 1972. The site was named after the late Bert Frink who was a prominent educator in Hastings County and the Chairman of the Moira River C...
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Harry Smith Conservation Area
Nothing fires the imagination like the remains of an old mill. Perhaps the most historic mill in the area was Roblin's Mill, located in Ameliasburgh's Harry Smith Conservation Area. Built in 1842, the imposing five-storey grist mi...
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High Falls Conservation Area
This Conservation Area consists of two parcels of land totaling 2.25 hectares located on either side of the river. This area offers interesting views, particularly of the old Coupal Dam, which still stands. It is situated on the western e...
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Jessups Falls Conservation Area
This 5.26 hectare park is situated along the South Nation River, on the south side of Highway 17, just west of Plantagenet Village. In between the big White Pines and the majestic Oaks, we find a picnic shelter, some picnic tables, barbec...
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Lemoine Point Conservation Area
Bordered by Lake Ontario and Collins Bay, Lemoine Point is 136 hectares of forest, field and marsh, with a spectacular waterfront. Many opportunities for recreation and nature appreciation are available in all seasons. Lemoine Point Conse...
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Little Bluff Conseration Area
Steeped in history and rich in natural features, this conservation area, located atop a 20 metre high limestone bluff, commands a panoramic view of Prince Edward Bay and the rugged shoreline of this southern reach of the county. Take the ...
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Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
Take advantage of many opportunities for nature appreciation, education and recreation at this 394 hectare site throughout the seasons. There are areas of marsh, field and forest habitat and excellent outdoor recreation facilities. Season...
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Mac Johnson Wildlife Area Conservation Area
Located north of Brockville, just two km from Highway 29, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area includes 532 hectares of wetland, field and forest. The reservoir located on this property maintains water levels for the Buells Creek System which flows ...
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MacCaulay Conservation Area
Featuring a steep east-west escarpment rising some 40 metres above the local terrain, Macaulay Mountain is a favourite destination for hikers and picnickers. There is plenty to see here from famed Birdhouse City with its over 100 miniatur...
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Massassauga Point Conservation Area
Massassauga Point is peaceful now, but during its heyday was the location of a bustling three-storey hotel where steamboats picked up and discharged passengers. Picnics, parties and parasols were the order of the day when this hotel, and ...
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McGeachie Conservation Area
Trails The Conservation Area has access to a number of multi-use trails including Trans Canada Trail & Hastings Heritage Trail, that are excellent for hiking and all terrain vehicles. Water Access You have private access to St...
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Meisel Woods Conservation Area
The Meisel Woods Conservation Area is the Rideau Valley's newest developed conservation area. Officially opened October 4, 2003, this 130-acre property is an excellent example of Precambrian Shield land. It is a forested natural area ...
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