July 28, 2021 - Recently there was a report of a tick bite in Laurier Woods Conservation Area. The North Bay-Parry Sound Health Unit has confirmed that the tick tested positive for Lyme's Disease.
Service Disruptions at Conservation Areas & Trails During COVID-19 - Effective September 27, 2021
All conservation areas are now open to the public. Washrooms at Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area are open and will be cleaned twice daily. All other washrooms and amenities are closed at this time.
We remind you to respect the Public Health requirement for physical distancing (at least 2 meters between people) and wear a mask if you cannot physically distance.
A portion of the Kate Pace Way between Veteran's Field and Marshall Avenue will be closed for pulverizing and resurfacing as of September 15. The trail is expected to be closed for several weeks. No detour has been set-up.
A section of the Kinsmen Trail between Airport Road and Milani Street is closed. This section is closed due to a sinkhole. At this time it is unknown when the trail will be re-opened. No detour has been set-up.
Brochures will not be stocked at conservation areas during COVID-19. Maps and information for many of NBMCA’s conservation areas are available on-line at https://www.nbmca.ca/conservation-areas-trails/find-a-conservation-area/
Thank you for your understanding. This page will be updated with any changes as Ontario's reopening progresses.
For an up-to-date list of our trail closures, visit the Service Disruptions page for details.
There are 15 conservation areas and trails for you to discover throughout our watershed from urban, accessible paved multi-use trails to rugged, wilderness trails and nature preserves.
Conservation Areas encourage people to get outdoors and be active, as well as enjoy and appreciate nature! They provide outdoor recreational opportunities for people of all ages and a range of abilities, including picnicking, geocaching, bird-watching, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, cycling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. Although some Conservation Areas have limited access in order to protect sensitive lands and/or wildlife, many provide important public recreational opportunities at no cost.
When you visit our Conservation Areas, remember...