HIKING: Short, level and looping trails that are generally stroller and wheelchair friendly make the Lyndes Shores Conservation Area a convenient destination for those looking to get close to nature with minimal effort. The Birdfeeder Trail is a favourite with young families. Watch your children's expression as birds feed from their hands!
PICNICKING: Several picnic tables are located adjacent to the main parking area off of Victoria Street and at a picnic area on the trail at the Cranberry West Tract. No reservations are required. Please refrain from feeding any interested wildlife.
FISHING: Several designated fishing spots are located within the Lynde Creek Marsh only seconds from the parking area. Please stay on the designated trails, take your garbage with you, and fish only at approved locations.
Ontario Fishing Regulations apply. Fishing is not permitted within Cranberry Marsh.
EDUCATION: The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority can arrange to run school programs at Lynde Shores Conservation Area. Click here for more information on the Central Lake Ontario Conservation
CANOEING/PADDLING: A seasonal canoe launch, with access to Lynde Creek Marsh, is located near the main parking area. This launch is only open from July 15 to September 15 in order to minimize the disturbance to wildlife during their sensitive breeding and migration periods.
WILDLIFE VIEWING: Two provincially significant wetlands on the shores of Lake Ontario help make Lynde Shores Conservation Area an important place for many different wildlife species. This area is also an important stopover point for thousands of migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Why not join members of the Cranberry Marsh
Raptor Watch (mid-August to November 30th) as they identify and record the number of raptors that fly over this important area every fall.
NATURE STUDIES: Both unique plants and wildlife can be found at Lynde Shores Conservation Area as a result of these two provincially significant coastal wetlands. Please apply for a
Sensitive Areas Permit if you would like to venture beyond the designated trail system and activity areas.