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