For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 – Take a walk on the wild side this spring and enjoy natural beauty found in the Credit River Watershed by visiting one of 10 conservation areas operated by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC):
- Belfountain Conservation Area
- Elora Cataract Trailway
- Island Lake Conservation Area
- Ken Whillans Resource Management Area
- Limehouse Conservation Area
- Meadowvale Conservation Area
- Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
- Silver Creek Conservation Area
- Terra Cotta Conservation Area
- Upper Credit Conservation Area
These conservation areas feature a cross section of natural and cultural landscapes and include many types of rare plants, flowers, birds and animals. Visitors can explore a variety of habitats and see different cultural heritage features.
Most of these conservation areas are open year-round. Island Lake and Belfountain Conservation Areas are open to the public on April 15. Terra Cotta Conservation and Ken Whillans Resource Management Area are open the following week on April 23.
Picturesque Island Lake is located in the rolling hills of the headwaters region and has 820 acres of lake, wetland, forest and meadows. Visitors can hike, fish, rent canoes, windsurf, kayak or boat. During the summer, Island Lake offers picnic facilities and barbecue rentals. For more information call 519- 941-6329 and 1-800-367-0890.
Belfountain, located in Caledon, features a nature trail that spans the Credit River along a suspension bridge adjacent to the Niagara Escarpment. Terra Cotta is a trail lover’s paradise, found north of Terra Cotta Village. The conservation area consists of 485 acres of natural areas with trails suited to all levels of ability. Ken Whillans Resource Management Area is a 217-acre property on Highway 10, north of Brampton, that offers a range of recreational opportunities including fishing, birding, picnicking and hiking with access to Caledon Trailway.
For more information about conservation areas operated by CVC or to purchase an “Our Credit … Naturally” membership pass, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca or call 905-670-1615.