Chippawa Creek Conservation Area Trail
Nature trails, lakeside recreation trail and wheelchair accessible marshland boardwalk. Chippawa Creek is a splendid example of conservation in action. The NPCA's resources management practices have established an ideal wildlife habitat that offers rare public access to the Welland River. Naturalists can hike to the south end of Chippawa Creek, where they'll find marked trails through the area. Two other, very popular trails on the north side of the park skit Dils Lake; and the northernmost ash-forester point that is surrounded on three sides by the welland River. The entire Dils Lake Trail is wheelchair accessible.
Dils Lake, a 10 hectare man-made reservoir, is the perfect spot for a variety of outdoor activities including non-motorized boating, swimming and fishing. Equipped with wheelchair accessible fishing pier and stocked with bass, this is a favourite area amongst anglers, who can enjoy this popular sport at the annual Bass Derby each June. In addition to offering 156 campsites, the vast open areas can be used year round. Popular summer activities include flying kites, impromptu field games and group picnics. Winter outdoor enthusiast can enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Directions: Take Q.E.W. Niagara, exit #57 at Victoria Avenue. Go south and turn right at Highway 20. At Regional Road 27, turn left and go through Wellandport. Cross the bridge over the Welland River, take the right fork and turn right again at Regional Road 45. Information provided by the Niagara Conservation website.
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Hiking & Walking, Camping & Backpacking, Canoeing & Kayaking, Snowshoeing & Backcountry
Soil - Compacted, Boardwalk
Admission Fee, Parking, Picnic Areas, Washrooms, Designated Rest Areas, Camping
Complete Wheelchair Access, Swimming, Birding, Fishing
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