Rockwood Conservation Area, Rockwood

4.2
#29 of 330 in Wildlife in Ontario
Dense coniferous forestry and limestone cliffs and caves provide a stunning natural landscape to hike throughout at Rockwood Conservation Area. The conservation area is full of natural wonders including glacial potholes--some of the biggest in the world--which can easily be seen from canoe or kayak on the lake's surface or from the well-paved hiking trails. Along the way you'll stumble across what remains of an old woolen mill, now a popular site for wedding photography. There are plenty of benches and barbeques here. Plan a trip to Rockwood easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • The space at rockwood is wonderful, we have had so much fun the many times we have gone. Will return for as long as I live in Ontario!  more »
  • Awesome place for camping. Really exiting and wild nature. Good, but not long trails. Strongly recommend as place to spend weekend.  more »
  • Tried out this conservation area as we are only an hour away. The lake is very nice and the walking trails and paths are great as well as the caves and the cotton factory ruins. It is very hilly every...  more »
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  • Beautiful Scenery. Very Clean and well kept. The Ruins are fantastic. Only issue i had, there are no bathrooms ANYWHERE other then the parking lot at the top of the really steep, long winding road.
  • This is an extremely underrated place. The entry ticket is only $7 and the place is worth a $100. Very beautiful Ruins and place for photos. An Eye Candy. Will make you happy.
  • Great park, has a beach, canoes, lots of hiking and lovely views. Very family friendly. Multiple picnic benches scatter for lunches near the beach. Water is shallow for a good period of time for the little ones to play in. Great for exploring and taking the dogs out for a walk.
  • Great place to canoe. It is especially good early in the morning when lots of wildlife is around. Deer owls and blue heron are common.
  • Beautiful area. Easy trails, and lots to see. Definitely check out the old mill ruins, the caves, and the river. Highly recommend visiting. It's easy to spend a couple of hours in the Cons. A great place to hike, no matter the time of year. Camping is only permitted in the spring, summer, and early autumn.
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