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Lyn Valley Conservation Area and Mac Johnson Wildlife Area
Whether you visit Lyn Valley Conservation Area or the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, you will be surprised at just how close to nature you are in Elizabethtown-Kitley.
On this Page:
- Cataraqui Region Conservation Area
- Lyn Valley Conservation & Swimming Area
- Mac Johnson Wildlife Area
- General Inquiries
Both the Lyn Valley Conservation Area and Mac Johnson Wildlife Area are maintained and protected by the C.R.C.A.. In addition to habitat protection and managing the recreational facilities at both areas, the C.R.C.A. provides access to environmental education programs.
For further information on the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit their website at www.crca.ca , www.cleanwatercataraqui.ca or www.cataraquitrail.ca or write them at P.O. Box 160 Glenburnie, Ontario, Canada K0H 1S0. Phone 613-546-4228 or 1-877-956-2722.
Lyn Valley Conservation Area is one of the Township's most popular outdoor destinations. Located next to the historic village of Lyn, Lyn Valley Conservation Area can be accessed off Hallecks Road North. A spectacular view of the Lyn Valley Conservation Area can be had from the village perched high on the cliffs above.
Featuring a swimming area, known locally as Lyn Pit, complete with sandy beach and changing facilities, the swimming area in the Lyn Valley Conservation Area is the perfect location for a day at the beach. Picnic facilities are available next to the water. It is at the swimming area that the Township holds its swimming program during the summer months. The maintenance of the swimming area is over seen by the C.R.C.A., and the water is monitored on a regular basis. For more information about the water quality, visit the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit's website at http://www.healthunit.org/water/test/beach_results.htm .
To learn more about the Township's Swimming Program, visit this page.
Located north of Brockville, just two km from Highway 29, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area includes 532 hectares of wetland, field and forest. The reservoir located on this property maintains water levels for the Buells Creek System which flows through the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley and the City of Brockville. The reservoir is also a Class 1 provincially significant wetland with a high diversity of plant and animal life.
Also known locally as the Back Pond, the Wildlife Area was renamed by in 1987, to recognize the efforts and achievements of a Brockville resident and early Conservation Authority member Mac Johnson.
For all general inquiries related to these areas, please feel free to contact the Recreation Department at 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2, Addison, ON K0E 1A0.
613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code)