NATION VALLEY — South Nation Conservation (SNC) invites residents to enjoy over 30 kilometers of local trails that remain open and maintained throughout the winter season.
Trails at the following SNC Conservation Areas are groomed for winter use and are accessible free of charge: W.E Burton and J. Henry Tweed in Russell, Two Creeks Forest in Morrisburg, Robert Graham in Glen Stewart, and Warwick Forest in Berwick.
The remainder of SNC’s 14 day-use Conservation Areas across its 4,384 square-kilometer jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario remain closed for regular winter maintenance and will reopen in May.
SNC also works with its municipal partners to keep both the Nokomis Park in Limoges and the Recreational Trail in Russell open for the winter.
“Our Conservation Areas offer great year-round and close-to-home adventures,” explains SNC Communications Specialist, Taylor Campbell. “The groomed trails are great for winter hikes, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and geocaching.”
SNC’s Conservation Areas are popular recreational destinations within the region; in 2018, they were enjoyed by over 80,000 people.
“We’re thrilled to be keeping these natural spaces open and accessible to residents throughout the winter,” adds Campbell. “They serve as beautiful reminders to protect and cherish our local environment.”
SNC also reminds residents to be cautious when visiting its Conservation Areas; some trails, boardwalks and foot-bridges may be slippery depending on weather conditions.
More information on SNC’s Conservation Areas and winter recreation opportunities can be found here: www.nation.on.ca/recreation/winter-recreation.