Sheffield Conservation Area
Picture perfect with beautiful wildflowers
Sheffield Conservation Area provides a 4.5 km looped trail that offers some challenging terrain for the avid hiker. Spectacular granite outcroppings, deciduous forests and extensive wetlands typify this area of the Canadian Shield. Songbirds, waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals like beaver and muskrat are common here. Ontario’s only lizard, the five-lined skink, is also a resident.
Because of the variety of animals and birds, hiking trails and plants, this area has something for every naturalist.
A great place for:
- Boating (boat launch available)
- Snow skiing
- Make sure to hike to the lookout
- Ontario’s only lizard, the five-lined skink is a resident here
- A popular spot for stargazers, as the area offers the southernmost dark sky in Ontario (L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area)
- Wildflower enthusiasts, there are plenty of colours to see along the trail from the brilliant orange wood lily to the pale corydalis
Location and more details:
8032 County Road 41, Erinsville
Parking fees: $5/Day, $50/Annual Pass
Boat launch fees: $10/per vehicle per day, $60/Annual Pass
Paid through MacKay Pay offered by Quinte Conservation.
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