Lower Trent Conservation
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On average, Conservation Authorities plant more than 2M trees annually through their various tree planting programs and stewardship initiatives. This work helps to mitigate climate change by moderating the effects of drought and flooding, reducing soil erosion, reducing GHGs, sequestering carbon, providing habitat for wildlife, creating recreational opportunities, and providing an essential economic resource.

Sager conservation area lookout location


Sager Conservation Area offers picnicking, trails, and a scenic lookout.  The area is part of a glacial feature known as Oak Lake Island, a series of large drumlins that formed an island in glacial Lake Iroquois.  The drumlin in the conservation area is one of the highest points of land in the area and provides an excellent point from which to view the surrounding countryside including part of the Trent River valley.

A short 1 kilometre trail starts at the base of the hill and climbs steeply to a scenic 30ft tall lookout tower, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Trent River valley and surrounding area. There’s a total of 97 steps on the trail plus another 48 steps on the tower – a bit of a hike but the view is worth it! Once you reach the top, interpretive signs tell a story about some of the natural and cultural features of the area.

Member of  the Ontario Champlain Scenic Route
La zone conservation Sager

Your Conservation Areas

19.02 ha (47ac)
Trail Length:
0.5 km in total
Trail Difficulty:
Unique Features:
One of the highest lookout points in the area from top of drumlin.
Picnic shelter with tables, permanent vault privy, lookout tower
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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.