W.E. Burton Conservation Area, Russell, Ontario

Explore 3 km of nature trails winding alongside the Castor River at W.E. Burton Conservation Area. Enjoy hiking, a serene picnic in the pines, shoreline fishing, and a spectacular view of the Russell Dam.

W.E. Burton Conservation Area Factsheet 

Trail features

  • Address: 601 Church Street, Russell 
  • Length: 3 km, 60-90 min
  • Conditions: Easy terrain, gravel, compact soil, along shoreline
  • Activities: Geocaching, birding, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog walking (on leash)
  • Amenities: Picnic shelter, garbage cans, wheelchair access, parking

River Access features

  • Conditions: Dam present, rock outcroppings
  • Activities: Fishing (smallmouth bass, yellow perch)
  • Amenities: No boat launch

Download the W.E. Burton Trail Map here