The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority would like to remind residents and park users that as per R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 118, all pets must be on a leash at all times when visiting Conservation Areas (with the exception of the Rainbow Lake Loop and the Hersey Lake dog beach).
The Rainbow Lake Loop trail located at the Hersey Lake Conservation Area is the only trail that permits park users to exercise their pets off-leash. The dog beach located off the Hersey Lake Promenade trail also permits off leash pets in the beach area only. Off-leash areas are clearly marked with signage.
Dog owners are required to keep their dogs on a leash throughout the rest of the Hersey Lake Conservation Area, the Mountjoy Historical Area (Participark) and the Gillies Lake Conservation Area.
For more information regarding the on leash regulation, please contact the Conservation Authority at 705-360-2660.