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Haldimand Conservation Area Trail

This Conservation Area is just under 140 acres of public recreation and conservation property which borders on Lake Erie. It is just one of the 33 conservation areas managed by the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. Haldimand C.A. has a wide variety of wildlife. Among the mammals are deer, raccoons, mink, rabbits and skunks. Also, many birds inhabit the area such as, Canada geese, red-tailed hawks, purple martins, swallows, herring gulls and occasionally the great blue heron descends on the property.

In 1959 the County of Haldimand obtained this former farm property. It attained "approved park" status in 1961. Shortly after, the County made several improvements including the erection of an octagonal pavilion, reforestation of 25 acres and an attempt was made to control the erosion of the beach, through the use of gabion groynes. Camping was established and a day-use zone was proposed in 1963. In 1975, ownership was transferred to the Conservation Authority. The Authority added more campsites, (both serviced and unserviced), better washroom facilities, a playground, game courts and shade trees.

Directions: located just west of Selkirk along South Coast Drive Information provided by the Long Point Conservation website.

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