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Byng Island Conservation Area Trail


Byng Island Conservation Area offers campers, boaters and day-visitors a chance to explore both the Grand River and Lake Erie. The 190-hectare conservation area encompasses Carolinian forest, reforested farmland, and open space.

Located on the lower stretch of this Canadian Heritage River, it has three boat launches into the Grand River. The conservation area features one of Canada's biggest fish ladders, allowing lake fish to migrate past the Dunnville Dam to prime spawning and nursery habitats upstream. It also boasts one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in Ontario - a pool that accommodates more than 1,000 people and features a diving board that thrills the young and the young at heart.

Directions: From Toronto/Hamilton: Take the QEW Niagara Take the Hwy. 20 exit after the Skyway bridge Hwy. 20 will change to Highway 56 At the Highway 3 intersection, go left to Dunnville Follow the Conservation Area signs From St. Catharines/Welland: Take Highway 406 to Highway 58 south of Welland Take Forkes Road West cut-off At the stop sign, go straight. This is Highway 3 Follow Highway 3 to Dunnville Follow the Conservation Area signs.

Information provided by the Grand River Conservation website.  https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Byng-Island.aspx


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