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Stevensville Conservation Area

 

Top: This is a panoramic view of the path at Stevensville. On the left is the pond, and on the right is the Black Creek. Bottom left: This is the bridge that goes over the Black Creek running through Stevensville Conservation Area. It is the way to access the trails going around the pond. Bottom middle: This is a bench found along the path facing the pond at Stevensville Conservation Area. It is a perfect location to watch waterfowl or enjoy the scenery. Bottom right: The clubhouse for the Fort Erie Conservation Club. It is seen as you drive into the area towards the parking lot. Photos: Samantha Stea.

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Stevensville Conservation Area is an ideal location for a family outing. There is free parking as well as a covered picnic area near the beginning of the trails for visitor use. There are many marked trails within the Conservation Area of varying lengths. Stevensville Conservation Area has a meandering Black Creek, forty-nine hectares of wooded and wetland area, and a pond. The pond provides families the opportunity to take part in light activities like fishing, waterfowl viewing, and nature appreciation in a picturesque setting. The trail system at Stevensville ranges from an easy passage around the pond, to a slightly more challenging walk through the forested areas. 

  

Stevensville Conservation Area is located in the Town of Fort Erie. As visitors enter the site they are greeted by the Clubhouse for the Fort Erie Conservation Club, which actively aids in the ongoing conservation efforts for this area. 

 


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RECREATION ACTIVITIES

 

-Hiking

-Wildlife Viewing

-Nature Appreciation

-Fishing

-Cross Country Skiing

-Snow Shoeing

  


TripClip Audio File

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Click to play or download the Stevensville Conservation Area TripClip (mp3 format).
This destination is also part of the TripClip tour entitled Niagara's Diverse Conservation Areas.
 


Hours of Operation

Year round

8am-8pm daily

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:
1. Head south on Bay Street toward Albert Street

2. Turn right to stay on Bay Street

3. Turn right onto Lake Shore Boulevard West

4. Slight right towards Gardiner Expressway West

5. Take the Gardiner Expressway West ramp

6. Merge onto the Gardiner Expressway West

7. Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)

8. Merge into Queen Elizabeth Way/On-403 West

9. Keep left to continue on Queen Elizabeth Way, following signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie

10. Take exit 16 for Sodom Road West/ Regional Road 116 West toward Ridgeway/Crystal Beach

11. Merge onto Sodom Road/Regional Road 116, continue to follow Regional Road 116

12. Turn right (east) onto West Main Street

13. Take the first right (north) onto Ott Road

 Destination will be on the left.

 

From Niagara:

1. Head north on Stanley Avenue towards Spring Street

2. Turn left (west) onto ON-420 West

3. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)/Fort Erie and merge onto QEW

4. Take exit 16 for Sodom Road West/ Regional Road 116 West toward Ridgeway/Crystal Beach

5. Merge onto Sodom Road/Regional Road 116, continue to follow Regional Road 116

6. Turn right (east) onto West Main Street

7. Take the first right (north) onto Ott Road

  Destination will be on the left.

 


Historical


The Fort Erie Conservation Club was established in 1983. Since then, the club has been an integral part of the conservation efforts at Stevensville Conservation Area and throughout Niagara. The club has many achievements to date and continues to be an important source of environmental stewardship in the Niagara Region.

 


ECOLOGICAL


Stevensville Conservation Area contains many diverse species of flora and fauna. The pond creates an ideal habitat for waterfowl, amphibians and many other birds and mammal species. The forest at Stevensville is a mix of both deciduous and coniferous tree species.

 


Further Information

 

Erie Shores Escape. (2013). Nature areas, trails and parks. Retrieved from

http://www.erieshoresescape.com/natureareas.html


Exploring Niagara. (2013). Conservation areas. Retrieved from

www.exploringniagara.com/places_to_explore/conservation_areas/conservation_areas.html


Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA). (2013). Our conservation areas: Your natural playground. Retrieved from http://www.npca.ca/conservation-areas/


The Fort Erie Conservation Club. (2013). History. Retrieved from

http://www.forterieconservationclub.ca/index.html


  

Ownership & Management

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

Facilities

Parking
Outhouse
Fort Erie Conservation Club Clubhouse
Covered and uncovered Picnic areas

Admission Fee

No Admission Fee

Accessibility

Parking

Address

2555 Ott Road
L0S 1S0 Municipality Fort Erie

Telephone

905-788-3135

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 42.94444
Longitude -79.0685
UTM easting 657577.35
UTM northing 4756454.88
Size: 122 hectares.

Administration

Darcy Baker
Director of Land Management
NPCA
250 Thorold Road West, 3rd floor
Welland, Ontario
L3C 3W2
Tel 905-788-3135
Email dbaker@npca.ca

Walking time 

1-3 hours

Jogging time 

1-2 hours

Cycling time 

1 hour

Surface features 

Creek, Pond, Hills, Trail, Size: 122 hectares.

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