Take a hike year-round on SNC lands!

Winter hiking on SNC owned property. Courtesy photo

NATION VALLEY — 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 Iroquois, 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 and the Russell Recreational Trail are 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 70,000 people have enjoyed SNC’s Conservation Areas.

As this year’s hunting season fast approaches, visitors are reminded to keep themselves and their pets safe outdoors by wearing high visibility clothing as areas of SNC-owned property may have multiple users at any given time.

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

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