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Niagara's Diverse Conservation Areas Tour

Left top: A view looking down the gorge at Rockway Conservation Area. There is water running through the gorge. Left bottom: A panoramic view from a viewing station along the lake at Mud Lake Conservation Area. Right top: The harbour view from a main dock at Jordan Harbour Conservation Area. Right middle: The Bruce Trail located within Mountainview Conservation Area. Right bottom: Purple wild-flowers located at Jordan Harbour Conservation Area. Photos: Samantha Stea & Bethanee Brown.



Welcome to Niagara’s Diverse Conservation Areas Tour. This tour will take visitors throughout the Niagara Greenbelt to conservation areas that are off the beaten path. Each area will provide visitors with a unique experience available at no other. The tour will begin at the Port Davidson Conservation Area, located in the Township of West Lincoln, and end at the Stevensville Conservation Area, in the town of Fort Erie.


Each of the 10 Conservation Areas is referred to as a point of interest, and each area has unique qualities that differ from the rest. For example, Jordan Harbour Conservation Area contains a shallow harbour available for non-motorized watercraft, Woolverton Conservation Area contains a trail located directly on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, Morgan's Point Conservation Area has unique sand dune ecosystems, and Louth Conservation Area contains two beautiful waterfalls.


During the tour, visitors will also be told about interesting places within the towns that are home to the Conservation Areas. Some of these interesting places include bakeries, restaurants, specialty shops, and wineries. 


Points of interest on the tour include: 


Port Davidson Conservation Area 

Woolverton Conservation Area 

Mountainview Conservation Area 

Jordan Harbour Conservation Area 

Louth Conservation Area 

Rockway Conservation Area 

E.C. Brown Conservation Area 

Mud Lake Conservation Area 

Morgan's Point Conservation Area 

Stevensville Conservation Area 


Tour Itinerary & Map: 


Please click here to see the tour itinerary & map 



- Hiking

- Nature appreciation

- Bird watching

- Boating

- Swimming

- Fishing

- Snow shoeing

- Cross country skiing


Photo Gallery


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This tour will begin at Port Davidson Conservation Area. 


From Toronto:

1. Take the Gardiner Expressway West ramp    
2. Merge onto Gardiner Expressway West    
3. Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way    
4. Merge onto Queen Elizabeth Way/​ON-403 West    
5. Keep left to continue on Queen Elizabeth Way, follow signs for Niagara/​East Hamilton/​Fort Erie    
6. Take exit 71 for Christie Street/​Regional Road 12 toward Ontario Street/​Maple Avenue    
7. Turn right (South) onto Christie Street/​Regional Rd 12 (signs for Christie Street S/​Business Area)
8. Continue to follow Regional Road 12
9. Turn left (East) onto Regional Road 20 East   
10. Turn right (West) onto South Grimsby Road 8    
11. Turn left (East) onto Twenty Road    
12. Take the 1st right (South) onto Smithville Road    
13. Turn left (South-East) onto Silver Street/​Regional Road 65    
14. Slight right onto Caistor Gainsboro Townline Road (Heading South)  
15. Turn left (East) onto South Chippawa Road - Destination will be on the right

From Niagara Falls:

1. Head West on Ferry Street toward Allendale Avenue    
2. Continue onto Lundy's Lane    
3. Continue onto Hwy 20 East/​Regional Road 20 West    
4. Turn left (South) onto Victoria Avenue/​Regional Road 24    
5. Turn right (West) onto Canborough Road/​Regional Road 63 (signs for Regional Road 63/​Canborough Road)    
6. Turn right (North-West) onto South Chippawa Road - Destination will be on the left



Further Information


Click this link to download a Niagara Region Biodiversity Guide Book: 



Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority: 





This page was created by Bethanee Brown and Samantha Stea in November 2013. 



Google Paths

Below is the path

View interactive map and turn-by-turn directions

Ownership & Management

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority


Some points of interest on this tour have restrooms, free parking, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

Admission Fee

No Admission Fee


South Chippawa Road
Smithville, Ontario
L0R 2J0 Municipality Township of West Lincoln


(905) 788-3135

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 42.9970
Longitude -79.5661
The STARTING POINT of this tour is at the location shown on the small map (left).


Darcy Baker
Land Management Director
250 Thorold Road West; 3rd Floor
Welland , Ontario
L3C 3W2
Tel (905) 788-3135
Fax (905) 788-1121
Email dbaker@npca.ca
Website http://www.npca.ca

Trail linkages 

Many of the points of interest on this tour contain trails which link to the Bruce Trail.

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