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The Glengarry News - Glengarry Special - - Dis­cover Glen­garry Year-round -

Cooper Marsh East of Char­lot­ten­burgh Park, the Cooper Marsh Con­ser­va­tion Area sits on the shores of Lake St. Fran­cis about two kilo­me­tres west of the vil­lage of South Lan­caster. The area pro­vides about eight kilo­me­tres of trails – in­clud­ing wet­land board­walks – so that marsh vis­i­tors can ex­plore such ar­eas as treed swamps and iso­lated ponds.

Cooper Marsh is a vir­tual wildlife haven – it is the home to over 130 dif­fer­ent species of birds and sev­eral other species of an­i­mals. In ad­di­tion to the out­doors, Cooper Marsh also boasts a vis­i­tors’ cen­tre that fea­tures an au­dio/vis­ual dis­play room, gift shop and ex­hibits de­tail­ing the plethora of wildlife in the park.

Be sure to bring your cam­era be­cause you never know what sort of breath­ing trea­sures you’ll glimpse in the marsh.

Gray’s Creek Gray’s Creek Con­ser­va­tion Area, lo­cated at the Raisin Re­gion Con­ser­va­tion Author­ity’s of­fice just east of Corn­wall, of­fers vis­i­tors over 43 hectares of nat­u­ral land­scape with five kilo­me­tres of trails which are open year-round.

While you ex­plore the trails, keep an eye out for the wide va­ri­ety of an­i­mals, song­birds, am­phib­ians and wa­ter­fowl that in­habit this sig­nif­i­cant Con­ser­va­tion Area.

Gray’s Creek is also fairly close to a num­ber of restau­rants.

For more in­for­ma­tion on any of these ar­eas, visit the au­thor­ity’s web­site at http://www.rrca.on.ca.

Glen Wal­ter Park Lo­cated at the very south­west­ern tip of Glen­garry, the Glen Wal­ter Park may be one of the county’s most un­der­rated out­door ar­eas.

That’s too bad since the park has some amaz­ing walk­ing trails, not to men­tion ten­nis courts, vol­ley­ball courts, a play­ground, a gazebo, and sev­eral soc­cer fields.

The park can be ac­cessed just off Kilkenny Cres­cent in Glen Wal­ter.

A tree give­away at Gray’s Creek

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