While the dog days of summer are behind us, there are still great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors this fall and winter!
South Nation Conservation (SNC) owns and manages over 12,000 acres of public natural space, including a network of 14 day-use Conservation Areas accessible free of charge.

“Although some of the day-use parks are being closed for winter, we offer 30 km of groomed trails for your winter enjoyment,” said Philip Duncan, SNC Property and Approvals Assistant.

W.E Burton and J. Henry Tweed in Russell, Two Creeks in Morrisburg, Robert Graham in Glen Stewart, and Warwick Forest in Berwick are SNC’s Conservation Areas available for your winter excursions.

Additionally, SNC works with municipal partners to keep a number of parks and trails groomed, helping increase winter recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Nokomis Park in Limoges, Russell Recreational Trail, and a hydro corridor multiuse pathway in Orleans (from Dorima/Du Plateau pathway to the end of Demeter St./Old Trim Rd.) are also available year-round.

“We work with many partners to ensure that our natural spaces remain accessible and provide countless recreational opportunities to discover wildlife and habitats in Eastern Ontario”, Duncan added.

So far this year, over 95,000 people have enjoyed SNC’s Conservation Areas. Frequent visitors will notice many improvements to the Conservation Areas: new signage, trail upgrades, new benches, and more!

Visitors are reminded that non-day use areas may have multiple users at any given time; wearing high visibility clothing is recommended to help identify you to other users.

Plan your next adventure at www.nation.on.ca/recreation/winter-recreation .