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Rockwood Conservation Area

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Kayaking for the Faint of Heart

You know...we went for the kayaking and we’re pretty surprised at how small the area was. That... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
St. Catharines, Canada
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Nice place for a day hike

While this is a campground, you can also go in for just a day to either hike around, take advantage... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Deajay Y
Toronto, Canada
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161 Falls Street, Rockwood, Ontario N0B 2K0, Canada
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All reviews conservation area great place hiking trails old mill the river day trip beach area paddle boats camping experience small beach mini putt one night concession stand bring your own front gate many times nice park
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

The conservation area in Rockwood is a hidden gem. A lovely area offering swimming, canoeing, camping and nature walks. It has caves and potholes as well. Over the years it has hosted numerous film and television productions due to its remarkable natural beauty and accessibility.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Small water area do to kayaking. Good for basic beginners. Low risk hiking. Lot of area for barbecue

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LadyMarcopolo
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

You know...we went for the kayaking and we’re pretty surprised at how small the area was. That said, it was very pretty (though fairly busy with human wildlife) with a lot of calm variety - easy water access, trees, rocks, swampiness to clear flowing water,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Velrab
Reviewed September 3, 2018

While this is a campground, you can also go in for just a day to either hike around, take advantage of the beach, or rent a canoe. We decided to hike around the lake, first starting at the Mill Ruins. They are nice old stone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deajay Y
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We had been here a couple of times, but this was the first time that we had visited with a baby in tow. The waterside walk is probably one of the most accessible nature walks to do near Toronto, with a mostly flat surface and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I went to this Rockwood Conservation Area in Aug 2018, with a hiking group. Amazing views along hiking trails, forest, cliffs, Mill Ruins, river and caves. Also, in the beach area, you can go for kayaking or canoeing. This is a good place for family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cheryl729
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I live 15 minutes from Rockwood Conservation area but I had not been there in several decades. We have camped there twice this year already and plan to go back to their full service sites. It is a great park with lots to do and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We really liked how we could camp and walk everywhere in the park because it was so small. We camped in Cedar Valley - showers were close to sites, as was water outlet and beach. The sites are not very private - it seems like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank HammerHeidi
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We camped in Pineview and really felt like there was not likely a bad site in that section (although we have a larger trailer so some sites may have been a little small). I loved the camping atmosphere (much like a PP). The bathrooms and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meyerdietz
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Absolutely enjoyable place. Very good location to spend one full day with family. Nice caves, very good walking trails. Small lake for canoeing. Swimming not recommended. Ruins are very nice. Abundant parking space. Strongly recommend visit to this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from Velrab | Reviewed this property |
So sorry - thought I answered this when it first arrived in my box. I am never in Halton Hills to paint.
Jack M
August 4, 2018|
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Response from TriciaNPete | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the conservation area directly. Fees can change and My experience involved camping on site, so fees paid were based on that. I do recommend day tripping to this location if it is in range for that kind of... More
March 17, 2018|
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Response from under65 | Reviewed this property |
Your best source would be the staff at the Conservation Area.