CORNWALL — There are endless opportunities to get outside and step into nature in Cornwall and surrounding area of SDG! The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) maintains a network of local natural spaces, providing ample opportunities for family and group adventures.
Charlottenburgh Park, located on the St. Lawrence River just 19 km east of Cornwall along County Road 2, is now open for the season. The Park offers a beach, playground, nature trails, camping sites, and more! Surrounded by trees and wildlife, un-serviced and serviced lots along with a camping cabin offer campers an opportunity to relax and connect with nature. Seasonal campers also enjoy the Park’s serenity all summer long. Bookings can be made online at www.rrca.on.ca.
Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, also located east of Cornwall along County Road 2, is open year-round, but is a popular destination come spring as it comes to life with frogs, birds, and turtles that can be found along the nature trails and boardwalks.
“Visitors will notice many recent upgrades to the Marsh including new nesting platforms, viewing blinds, and ponds. Cooper Marsh attracts visitors from all over Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec; we are proud to offer local ecotourism opportunities,” says Lisa Van De Ligt, RRCA Communications Specialist.
Closer to Cornwall is Gray’s Creek Conservation Area located at the corner of Highway 2 and Boundary Rd. It is a hub for boating, cycling, and hiking and is a popular destination for large group gatherings at the picnic area and shelter.
“We are proud to offer many local opportunities for the public and large groups to access and get up-close with nature. All of our Parks can accommodate large group bookings from family picnics to school groups. Contact us today to plan your 2019 summer adventures!” adds Van De Ligt.
Visit rrca.on.ca to reserve a campsite or boat slips, and for more information on RRCA parks. For more information or to book a group event, contact Lisa Van De Ligt, Communications Specialist, (613) 938-3611 ext. 223, Lisa.VanDeLigt@rrca.on.ca.