The Vernon Nature Area is a unique area that links three very diverse vegetation zones found within Canada. Five kilometers of designated trails will acquaint you with the transition zone between the Boreal Forest Region, the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes Forest Region and the Prairie Grasslands. Depending on the season, you can hike or ski through a variety of representative forest types, including Red Pine, Bur Oak, Ironwood, Aspen and Ash to name just a few. Located along the trails are four lookouts that provide access to wetlands or spectacular views of Lake of the Woods.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has been entrusted with this wonderful area of ecological diversity. In partnership with the Sportsmen’s Club of Kenora, the Vernon Nature Area has been developed and is open to the public for educational and recreational opportunities.
The property is truly a community effort with most of its infrastructure funded and built by volunteers. We welcome you to enjoy and appreciate all that the Vernon Nature Area has to offer.
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