The Tumbling Waters Of The Current River
Cascades Conservation Area is a great choice for a quiet hike in the beautiful poplar and birch forest. The highlight for many people is the spectacular rapids along the Current River.
Visitors have a choice of several walking trails, each offering a different experience. A 775 metre trail loop (Forest Trail) was paved in 2002 and allows people with accessibility concerns to discover Cascades' beautiful forest.
You may also wish to enjoy a barbecue or picnic near the pavilion. The pavilion features interpretive displays highlighting the geological, hydrological and botanical features of the area. While enjoying the Cascades, take the opportunity to view the wide variety of geological formations on the Current River.
Cascades Conservation Area is an extremely popular area for dog-walking. We urge all pet owners to keep your dogs on-leash at all-times while visiting Cascades and that it is the pet-owner's responsibility to clean up after their pet.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Conservation Areas in the Lakehead Region are privately owned by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA). They are not City Parks or Crown Land.
- The LRCA pays property taxes on all of its Conservation Areas.
- The LRCA maintains the trails, parking areas, boat launches and other facilities located within our Conservation Areas without the support of Federal or Provincial funding.
- Your purchase of an Explore Card Parking Pass or payment of the $2.00 per vehicle parking fee supports development, maintenance and improvements to the LRCA’s existing trail networks, as well as general Conservation Area maintenance and upkeep.
- Funds raised through the purchase of Explore Cards and payment of the $2.00 per vehicle parking fee also support the LRCA’s Environmental Education and Stewardship programming.
- A minimum $2.00 per vehicle parking fee is recommended.