SNC Works with Municipal Partners to Groom 30km of Trails this Winter

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South Nation Conservation (SNC) invites residents and visitors to enjoy their network of trails that remain open throughout the winter season.

In addition to SNC’s Conservation Areas (CA), SNC works with Municipal partners to keep a number of parks and trails groomed, helping increase winter recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

“The groomed trails are suitable for a variety of winter activities including hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, on-leash dog-walking, birding, and geocaching,” mentioned Lisa Van De Ligt, SNC Communications Specialist.

Winter grooming takes place at the following locations: Two Creeks Forest CA, near Morrisburg; Robert Graham CA, near Glen Stewart; Warwick Forest CA, in Berwick; Nokomis Park, in Limoges; and at J. Henry Tweed and W.E. Burton CA, in Russell.

In addition to these parks, SNC also partners with Russell Township to groom part of the New York Central Fitness Trail from Russell to Embrun.

Also through a partnership with the City of Ottawa, a hydro corridor multiuse pathway is groomed from Dorima/Du Plateau pathway in the west, to the end of Demeter St. and Old Trim Rd. in the east.

The combined total of all groomed trails is approximately 30 km. For more information on winter recreational opportunities and directions to each park with groomed trails, visit:

“Last year over 106,000 people enjoyed our network of 14 day-use Conservation Areas, free of charge.  We hope to draw in even more people in 2017 through our special 70th anniversary celebrations scheduled throughout the year,” said Van De Ligt.

Join SNC on January 28 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Warwick Forest Conservation Area in Berwick for a snowshoe hike on the Forest’s self-guided interpretive trail.  Free snowshoe rentals and hot chocolate will be available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Lisa Van De Ligt, 877-984-2948, ext. 249,