Lindsay, ON – April 13, 2017 – The interior gates at Ken Reid Conservation Area have been reopened to the boardwalk and Cedar Forest Trail parking areas for 2017.
“Spring is always a great time of year at Ken Reid Conservation Area,” said Conservation Areas Acting Coordinator Jon Hale. “When the weather and road conditions permit we are able to open up the interior gates and allow parking at our boardwalk and Cedar Forest Trail parking, as was the case this week.
“With the warmer weather we also see the return of a number of migratory birds and other animals which bring a lot of visitors to Ken Reid,” added Mr. Hale.
Staff have been busy clearing trails of winter debris and ensuring the conservation area is in great shape for walkers, hikers, cyclists, birding enthusiasts, and families who enjoy being out in nature.
Kawartha Conservation acquired the 110 hectare (272 acre) property just north of Lindsay in 1980 from farmer Ken Reid. It is both Kawartha Conservation’s flagship conservation area and home to the Administrative Centre.
Parking is available for $2 per day and funds can be deposited into the pay and display machine just before the first stop sign when you enter the park and display the ticket on your vehicle dashboard.
Annual passes are also available for purchase through the Kawartha Conservation Administrative Centre for $75.00 or $60.00 for seniors (ages 60+).
With the increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic, motorists are reminded that the Highway Traffic Act applies inside Ken Reid Conservation.
“We want to remind people to obey the stop signs and speed limits as they are entering and exiting Ken Reid,” said Mr. Hale. “There are a lot of families and children visiting Ken Reid and we want to ensure everyone is enjoying our beautiful conservation area in a fun and safe manner.”