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A.W. Campbell Conservation Area
A.W. Campbell Conservation Area offers trails that take you through a deciduous forest and floodplain. The trails at A.W. Campbell Conservation Area travel a distance of 8 km and they lead you along Morrough Creek which includes wildflowe...
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Allan Park Conservation Area
Allan Park Conservation Area has a rolling forested landscape and an impressive pond area. Allan Park Conservation Area is a great location to spend an afternoon.  Allan Park Conservation Area is a day-use conservation area and is op...
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Archie Coulter Conservation Area
Archie Coulter Conservation Area was named after a former CCCA Chairperson and local conservationist.  The Archie Coulter Conservation Area stretches for 135 acres along the west branch of Catfish Creek. Outdoor Activities at Archie ...
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Backus Heritage Conservation Area
From the 1798 grist mill to the popularity of special events, Backus Heritage Conservation Area is a unique blend of natural and cultural heritage. Take a leisurely walk on the grounds and be intrigued by the conservation education centre and...
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Bannockburn Conservation Area
Early morning walks will reward you with sightings of deer, grouse and numerous songbirds. Bannockburn Conservation Area is home to six different natural communities: wet meadow, eastern white cedar, deciduous forest, old field and ...
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Belwood Lake Conservation Area
Belwood Lake was created in 1942 with the construction of the Shand Dam, the first dam in Canada built solely for water control purposes. Conservation area visitors can stand on the top deck of the dam and see the vista of the Grand River val...
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Big Bend Conservation Area
An archaeological site located here was shared by hunting and gathering Native people over 3,000 years ago. Some interesting things to note at this conservation area:  There is a boat launch to the Thames River which is a Canadian Heritage...
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Big O Conservation Area
Big O Conservation Area has a variety of habitats and a number of nature trails that allow visitors to hike through these areas. The park is open for dayuse from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. year-round, free of charge. The Big O Conservation ...
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Brant Conservation Area
Brant Conservation Area is nestled in a bend of the Grand River amid the historic communities of Brantford and Brant County, and just a few minutes away from the First Nations territories of the Six Nations and Mississaugas of the New Credit....
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Bruce Caves Conservation Area
This property lies in the former Keppel Township, just off Grey County Road No. 26, 4.8 km northeast of Wiarton. Bruce's Caves Conservation area consists of 7 hectares of Niagara Escarpment and rock talus, upland hardwoods, wooded swamp a...
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Brucedale Conservation Area
Looking for a peaceful natural getaway spot? Brucedale Conservation Area is an ideal choice. Located between Kincardine and Port Elgin on the lakeshore, the site is easily accessible from Hwy #21. The welcome mat is open before Victoria D...
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Byng Island Conservation Area
Byng Island Conservation Area offers campers, boaters and day-visitors a chance to explore both the Grand River and Lake Erie. The 190-hectare conservation area encompasses Carolinian forest, reforested farmland, and open space. Located o...
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C.M. Wilson Conservation Area
Camp at one of the 100 sites at C.M. Wilson Conservation Area. Many sites are serviced with hydro and water. Basic food supplies are available at the gatehouse. Washrooms are fully serviced with showers. Tables and barbecues are available...
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Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail Conservation Area
The Cambridge to Paris Rail-Trail is owned and operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority and follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway between the City of Cambridge to the Town of Paris. It was opened in 1994 ...
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Cedar Creek Conservation Area
The Cedar Creek basin is probably the most significant, most extensive, and most beautiful natural area in the Essex Region. Contributing to the beauty of this area are the Carolinian woodlands, rolling landscapes, creeks, tributaries and...
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Clinton Conservation Area
Located on the south side of Clinton, the two-kilometre loop trail offers a pleasant walk along the Bayfield River. A picnic pavilion provides shelter and a popular place for families. Washroom and playground facilities area also availabl...
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Conestoga Lake Conservation Area
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...
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Dalewood Conservation Area
The perfect summer getaway exists… just outside of historic St. Thomas. Dalewood Conservation Area is adjacent to the Dalewood Reservoir that features excellent hiking and wildlife watching areas. The reservoir is a great place to ...
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Deer Creek Conservation Area
This 301 acre public recreation and conservation area is situated on Deer Creek 1.5 miles upstream from the confluence with Big Creek. The focal point of this area is the 80 acre reservoir which provides active and passive enjoyment. This...
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Denny's Dam Conservation Area
Denny’s Dam Conservation Area is located 5 km north of of Southampton. The area is accessible via Denny’s Dam road just off Highway 21, north of Southampton. This Conservation Area is roughly 1 ½ km upstream from the mo...
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DevonWood Conservation Area
It's hard to believe this unique woodland is located in an urban centre! Enter this natural area and feel the stresses of life melting away. Located in the City of Windsor, Devonwood features more than 4.5 kilometres of trails promote...
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Durham Conservation Area
Durham Conservation Area is situated in an ideal location, nestled along a picturesque stretch of the winding Saugeen River. It is also a leisurely trek from the heart of the Durham town centre. It covers over 61 ha (150 acres) including over...
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E.M. Warwick Conservation Area
Four cabins and a main hall with picnic tables, serviced washroom with showers and a kitchen. Group camping. Nature trails to unsupervised beach. Contact us for reservations and fees for camping. Winter use. Located on the shore of Lake E...
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Elora Gorge Conservation Area
The Elora Gorge is one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural area 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...
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Elora Quarry Conservation Area
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...
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