Lower Trent Conservation
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Collectively, Conservation Authorities own and protect a total of 150,000 hectares, including forests, wetlands, areas of natural and scientific interest, recreational lands, natural heritage and cultural sites, as well as, land for flood and erosion control.

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Proctor Park

There is more to Proctor Park Conservation Area than what first meets the eye.  Beyond the manicured lawns and open space, lies 37 hectares of natural wonder.  Venture beyond the forest edge and follow the 2.5 kilometre trail that passes along Butler Creek, through cedar lowlands, and up through a maple/beech hardwood forest and a view of Presqu’ile Bay.  There is something for all seasons —  hiking, nature photography, fishing, picnicking and cross-country skiing.

Proctor House Museum , an elegant and impressive house restored to the 1840 to 1880 period and operated by the Save Our Heritage Organization, is also located within the boundaries of Proctor Park Conservation Area.

Consider renting the space at Proctor Park for your next family BBQ, wedding photos, fundraising races, interest groups like scouts and girl guides, Contact us to find out more about renting CA Lands for Events

Your Conservation Areas

36.82 ha (91ac)
Trail Length:
approx. 3 km
Trail Difficulty:
Easy to difficult
44.0467, -77.7391
Unique Features:
Butler Creek, cedar lowlands
Large picnic shelter with picnic tables, Proctor House Museum, Brighton Barn Theatre
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Natural Habitat Areas

In addition to Conservation Areas, Lower Trent Conservation owns and manages Natural Habitat areas. These areas are not promoted as recreational use areas. They are generally large tracts of land that remain in their natural state. There are no maintained trails or facilities but they are open to the public.