Rock Glen Conservation Area, Arkona

#4 of 32 in Things to do in Lambton Shores
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Rock Glen Conservation Area is a suburban conservation area located in the town of Arkona, in the municipality of Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada. The conservation area is owned and maintained by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA). The former "Ausable River Conservation Authority" was Ontario's first conservation authority, created in 1946. The Bayfield River watershed and smaller streams were added in 1971. Local municipalities and the Province of Ontario formed "Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority" (ABCA) to prevent the loss of important local ecosystems, to protect life and property through flood management, and to build a healthier natural environment on a watershed scale. Rock Glen Conservation Area is situated in a transition zone between the Carolinian forest zone to the south, and the Great Lakes (St. Lawrence Zone to the north), in Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada. On the conservation area grounds is the Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre; which houses a collection of Devonian period fossils and Aboriginal artifacts found in the local area.
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  • Fun day! We spent about 4 hours here. It is beautiful with hiking and fossil searching. Travelling on the trails or on the rocks in the stream was great fun. Had a lovely picnic lunch. The bathrooms.....  more »
  • We came here for the Falls; but was very impressed with the fall colour. The trail down to the Ausable River was simply beautiful. There was lots of people, have to park all the way to the top. My....  more »
  • Beautiful area with several breathtaking views. I’ve been here several times and it’s certainly worth the trip. The trails are good for at least 2-3 hours of hiking(if not more). We also spent several hours hanging out by the waterfall which seemed like a fun spot for families since kids can splash around in the water.
  • Visit in August 2019. Pay on honour system at front gate on day of visit. Beautiful conservation area with falls and very well maintained trails. Picnic and playing fields. Some historic structures along falls and river still in place. Those who may be mobility impaired may wish to avoid the stairs up and down the gorge. Suggest appropriate footwear.
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