SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 - With clear, sunny skies forecast for the first weekend of fall, it is a great time to get out and explore the rolling hills, scenic valleys and wetland boardwalks of Kawartha Conservation’s watershed.
Home to several kilometers of trails, boardwalks and scenic lookouts, Kawartha Conservation offers residents, visitors and families’ four conservation areas and one natural area to hike, bike, walk and explore.
“We’re fortunate to offer some of the most scenic conservation areas and lookouts anywhere in the region,” said Kawartha Conservation Stewardship and Conservation Lands Director Kristie Virgoe. “Our newly opened accessible marsh lookout at Ken Reid Conservation Area offers incredible views of the McLaren marsh, while Windy Ridge Conservation Area and Fleetwood Creek Natural Area in particular offer spectacular views of the Oak Ridges Moraine and the changing colours.”
The Durham East Cross Forest Conservation Area, Pigeon River Headwaters Conservation Area and Ken Reid Conservation Area round out the plentiful hiking and biking opportunities across the Kawartha Conservation watershed.
“Fall is really a special time here in the Kawarthas and our conservation and natural areas are a wonderful place to experience first-hand the changing seasons, see countless migratory birds and waterfowl, and experience the great outdoors with family and friends,” said Conservation Areas Technician Ben Teskey.
For more information on Kawartha Conservation or maps and directions to each of the conservation areas visit Kawartha Conservation online at http://kawarthaconservation.com/conservation-areas.