Winter Recreation is in Full Swing at Select SNC Parks
With winter weather and snow packed trails, South Nation Conservation (SNC) is reminding visitors that over 25 km of recreational trails are waiting to be explored at Conservation Areas in Eastern Ontario.
Included in the trail network is the Two Creeks Forest Conservation Area near Morrisburg that has opened for winter recreation. SNC has recently completed tree management to help re-open the 4 km of trails that have been restricted over the last two years due to flooding, trail, and tree damage.
SNC would like to remind park visitors to stay on the trail network while at the Conservation Area, as tree management to remove hazardous trees from the remainder of the forest is on-going and will continue in the coming months. To facilitate the work being done, visitors may notice temporary, partial trail closures to accommodate staff and equipment on-site. A portion of the trail system is expected to remain open throughout the work.
The following Conservation Areas and Municipal parks and trails offer a 25 km network of groomed trails and recreation opportunities for residents during the winter season:
- Two Creeks Forest Conservation Area, Morrisburg, ON - 4k
- Robert Graham Forest Conservation Area, Glen Stewart, ON - 2km
- Warwick Forest Conservation Area, Berwick,ON - 6km
- Nokomis Park - 464 Limoges Road, Limoges, ON - 1km
- J. Henry Tweed Conservation Area, Russell, ON - 0.8km
- W. E. Burton Conservation Area, Russell, ON - 1.2km
- Russell Recreational Trail, Russell, ON - 7km
- Oschmann Forest Conservation Area, Ormond, ON - 1.2km
- Reveler Conservation Area, Crysler, ON - 3.2km
SNC reminds residents to wear proper footwear and warm clothing while using SNC trails this winter and to also be cautious when the trails are slippery and wet.
“We know that our winter trail systems are loved and used by many residents in the watershed,” explained John Mesman, SNC’s Managing Director of Property, Conservation Lands, and Community Outreach. “We are thrilled to have the Two Creeks Forest trail re-opened for winter recreation this year, as we know it’s one of our favorite destinations for winter recreation.”
SNC helps manage over 20,000 acres of conservation land in Eastern Ontario and many Conservation Areas have been donated through SNC’s Land Securement Program to help maintain natural legacies for donors and to provide people a place to step outdoors and into nature.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Erin Thorne, SNC Communications Specialist, 1-877-984-2948 firstname.lastname@example.org.