The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority provides a variety of recreational opportunities throughout the City of Timmins through its system of Conservation Areas and Community Trails.
The Authority also encourages the public to learn more about the area’s natural heritage by making available a variety of publications, interpretive storyboards and special presentations. Many of the Authority’s Conservation Areas use self-guided trails, storyboards and brochures to inform the public about Conservation and the Area’s unique natural history. Information brochures many of which are free of charge.
Please remember all dogs must be on a leash at all times in all Conservation Areas.
The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority provides numerous recreational opportunities on lands designated as Conservation Areas. These lands provide residents and visitors alike with an array of facilities and options with regard to recreation and leisure activities.
The following Conservation Areas are available to the public for a variety of activities including, hiking, wildlife viewing, swimming, picnicking, photography, etc.
- Hersey Lake Conservation Area
- Gillies Lake Conservation Area
- White Waterfront Conservation Area
- Mountjoy Historical Conservation Authority
Guide to Conservation Areas and Search Website
The Conservation Areas featured on Conservation Ontario’s NEW search website and in their NEW guide offer you a variety of educational and recreational facilities and activities.
Whether you want to enjoy a hike through the woods, take the family camping, enjoy a quiet picnic, or catch “the big one” at a popular fishing spot, these NEW tools will help you find the perfect Conservation Area!
Community Trail System
Whether you are walking or cycling, the City’s 45 km recreational trails system reaches out to the four corners of the community. With a hard packed rock surface, this trail network joins the community’s major conservation areas and many points in between. Rest areas, scenic overlooks and interpretive signs are a few of the system’s features. Detailed maps and information brochures are available at the MRCA office at Gillies Lake.