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...
During COVID-19 - Effective May 15, 2020
All conservation areas, beaches and boat launches now open for passive use while amenities, such as washrooms, will remain closed.
Washroom now closed at (October 16 - May 24): Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area
The municipal tennis courts at Mattawa Island Conservation Area are now opened for singles play only. Physical distancing and masks are required.
We remind you to respect the Public Health requirement for physical distancing (at least 2 meters between people) as well as the laws surrounding poop and scoop and keeping your dogs on a leash.
For an up-to-date list of our trail closures, visit the Service Disruptions page for details.