COVID-19 RESPONSE:

The latest information from the Office of the Premier indicates that green spaces in parks, trails, ravines and Conservation Areas can remain open for walk through access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) apart from others.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) fully supports the public health recommendations that everyone stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you do continue to use our trails and Conservation Areas, you must:

  • maintain the minimum recommended physical distance from others,

  • keep dogs on-leash at all times and pick up after your pet, and

  • remove all of your garbage after visiting.

Benches and pavilions may be used, so long as minimum physical distancing of 2 metres is maintained. Washrooms remain closed until further notice. Washrooms will not be monitored or maintained.

Conservation Areas (including trails) are not being monitored or maintained; however, if you see any major damage, please email us at info@lakeheadca.com .

Cascades

5.5 km of trails
162 ha of land
Parking
Picnic Tables
BBQ Grill
Outdoor Privies
Pavilion
Interpretive Facilities

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.

BROCHURE

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 land owned by the Authority, including 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.
  • A minimum $2.00 per vehicle parking fee is required.

Thank you in advance for your generous support. Our Conservation Areas depend on it.

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