There are 15 conservation areas and trails for you to discover throughout our watershed from urban, accessible paved multi-use trails to rugged, wilderness trails and nature preserves.
Conservation Areas encourage people to get outdoors and be active, as well as enjoy and appreciate nature! They provide outdoor recreational opportunities for people of all ages and a range of abilities, including picnicking, geocaching, bird-watching, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, cycling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. Although some Conservation Areas have limited access in order to protect sensitive lands and/or wildlife, many provide important public recreational opportunities at no cost.
When you visit our Conservation Areas, remember...
NBMCA wants all members of the public to enjoy bringing their dogs with them on hikes in its conservation areas and trails but asks that pet owners respect other hikers and wildlife by keeping their dogs on leash and cleaning up after their pet.
It's a good time to remind pet owners that poop-and-scoop rules apply and pets are to be leashed and under control at all times.
Pet waste stations are available at Laurier Woods, Laurentian Escarpment and Eva Wardlaw Conservation Areas as well as on the Kinsmen Trail/Chippewa Creek EcoPath at the corner of Regina and Second Ave. E. Lisa's Doghouse makes an annual donation towards the pet waste bags which support the on-going operation of the pet waste stations.
For an up-to-date list of our amenity and trail closures, visit the Service Disruptions page for details.