Central Lake Ontario Conservation

Site: Heber Down Conservation Area

Service: Central Lake Ontario Conservation

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-579-0411
Fax 905-579-0994
E-Mail mail@cloca.com
Website www.cloca.com
Located In Community Whitby
Address & Map
5700 Cochrane St
Whitby, ON
 
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Intersection Hwy #7 and Cochrane St
Contact Information
Mailing Address c/o Central Lake Ontario Conservation 
100 Whiting Ave 
Oshawa, ON L1H 3T3
Description & Services
Description (Service) Natural creek valley and an extensive treed wetland, both containing many aspects of nature for viewing * situated on 686 acres, Heber Down C.A. contributes to the natural beauty of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation watershed  
 
Nature Trails 
Four trails to enjoy: Springbanks (2.2km) - walk over the natural forested slopes of the Lynde Creek valley * Railway Trail (3km) - is for the more ambitious hiker, trail winds along the original shoreline of ice age Lake Iroquois and through a treed wetland * Devil's Den (2.5km) - enjoy a walk around Devil's Den pond * Maple Leaf Trail (750m - Accessible) - New in 2018, enjoy a walk that includes a nature viewing mound 
 
Enjoy a picnic throughout the conservation area * picnic shelters and sites may also be reserved for family or corporate events 
 
Pet Policy 
Pets are permitted within Heber Down Conservation Area * please clean up after your pet and keep them on a leash (maximum 2 metres long) at all times * pet owners violating the regulations will be fined 
 
Fishing 
A number of good fishing access points to the Lynde Creek and the Devil’s Den Pond * stay on the designated trails, take your garbage with you, and fish only at approved locations * Ontario fishing regulations apply  
 
Education 
Can arrange to run school programs at Heber Down Conservation Area 
 
Wildlife Viewing 
There is plenty of opportunity to view all kinds of interesting wildlife within this large and diverse area * join members from the Iroquois Shoreline (Heber Down Conservation Area) Raptor Watch (mid August-November 30th) as they identify and record the number of raptors that fly over this important area every fall  
 
Nature Studies 
The Lynde Creek, Heber Down Wetland Complex and Iroquois Beach physiographic unit make Heber Down Conservation Area an ideal location to carry out your nature studies * apply for a Sensitive Areas Permit if you would like to venture beyond the designated trail system and activity areas
Hours Dawn-Dusk
Dates Trails open year round
Areas Served Durham Region
Application Visit website or call for information
Languages English
Fees Pay and Display Parking is in effect at a cost of $5 per vehicle per day or $2 per hour * as of May 1, 2018, rates change to maximum $6 per vehicle per day or $3 per hour * all proceeds are used to maintain and enhance the conservation areas * Annual Pass available at Conservation Office or online at www.cloca.com
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - Maple Leaf Trail at Cochrane St Parking lot
Classification/Subjects
Service Categories Hiking ; Land Conservation

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