Sharon Creek Conservation Area Trail

The park is open all year, free of charge. Picnicking, birdwatching, hiking, fishing and canoeing are enjoyed by many visitors.

Swimming in the reservoir is unsupervised. The dam is an "earthen dam" with a morning-glory spillway which has a capacity for a 1 in 10 year regional storm. Another spillway accommodates extra water capacities assuring the dam remains in tact. These spillways have a capacity for a 1 in a 100 year storm. Since 1995, a local group of volunteers called the Friends of Sharon Creek have ‘adopted’ the Sharon Creek Conservation Area, working in partnership with the LTVCA and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Foundation. Their goals include raising money for the annual maintenance and operating costs of Sharon Creek Conservation Area. Their current projects include: Tallgrass Prairie Habitat & Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality, Family Events, Elliott-Madill Memorial Forest, Grounds-keeping, and Fund-raising. The 7 acre Sharon Creek Tallgrass Prairie is the largest publicly accessible site in Middlesex County.

Information provided by the Lower Thames Conservation website.



Directions: Follow County Rd. 2 (Longwoods Rd.) east of Delaware. Take Springer Rd. south 2 km from County Rd. 2. The entrance to Sharon Creek Conservation Area is east off Springer Rd.

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TRAIL STATS
LENGTH:
47.6 hectare 
DIFFICULTY: •• 
ACTIVITIES:
Hiking & Walking, Canoeing & Kayaking, Snowshoeing & Backcountry 
CHARACTER:
Natural 
SURFACE:
Soil - Compacted 
AMENITIES:
Admission Fee, Parking, Picnic Areas, Designated Rest Areas, Camping 
OTHER:
Fishing, Bird-watching 
LOCATION
REGION:
Southwestern Ontario 
SUB-REGION:
Lake Erie North Shore & Pelee Island 
CLOSEST TOWN(S):
Delaware 
GPS:
Latitude 42.88703
Longitude -81.40170
See Map 
SEASONS / HOURS
Year-round 
CONTACT INFO
NAME:
Lower Thames Valley C.A. , Jerry Campbell 
PHONE:
519-354-7310 
EMAIL: Email Us Now  
WEB SITE
For more information, including maps, please visit our Web site at www.lowerthames-conservation.on.ca
 
 
 

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