Take a hike year-round on SNC lands

Seen in image above: Photo taken at the Robert Graham Conservation Area during the annual SNC bus tour. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

NATION VALLEY — While the dog days of summer are behind us, there are still many 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 across a 4,384 square-km jurisdiction, including a network of 14 day-use Conservation Areas accessible free of charge.

Within the upcoming weeks, staff will be closing some of SNC’s Conservation Areas for winter, including the removal of docks along SNC’s waterfront properties.

“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’s Property and Approvals Assistant.

W.E Burton and J. Henry Tweed in Russell, Two Creeks Forest in Morrisburg, 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 to increase winter recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Nokomis Park in Limoges, Russell Recreational Trail, and a hydro corridor multi-use 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 enjoy the outdoor landscape and everything it has to offer”, Duncan added.

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.



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