Natural areas for all to share . . .
Over 3,500 acres of natural open space are held in public trust by Lower Trent Conservation (LTC). They are special places in the watershed where the natural world comes first.
Hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain bicycling, fishing, canoeing and picnicking are but a few of the outdoor recreational opportunities available for local people and visitors to the area.
Come explore ... and enjoy.
Notice to Conservation Area Users: Bears have been recently sighted (spring/summer 2005) at Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area and Keating-Hoards Natural Habitat Area. Report bear sightings to us, or call the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) toll free number, 1-866-514-BEAR (2327). Please take the appropriate precautions. For information about what you should do if you come in contact with a black bear, check out the MNR Bear Wise website.
Your Guide to Conservation Lands in the lower Trent region . . .
All properties are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Everyone is welcome to enjoy these areas but remember, you are a guest of the forests and meadows; take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints. Motorized vehicles, overnight camping or open fires are not permitted. Click here for a complete outline of Conservation Area regulations.
There are no admission fees, but donation boxes are located at several locations. A donation can also be made to the Adopt-an-acre (Green Spaces & Natural Places) Program. The program helps to ensure that these natural spaces continue to be accessible for all to share a legacy for future generations. Tax receipts are available. Contact the administrative office for more information.
Natural Habitat Areas
Barnum House Creek
Through our trails, viewing opportunities and activities at Conservation Areas and Natural Habitat Areas, Lower Trent Conservation provides outdoor recreation opportunities to watershed residents and visitors to the area. The Conservation Authority believes that outdoor recreation provides an opportunity to promote environmental awareness and nature appreciation.
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