Morris Island Conservation Area. Get relief from the boredom of inner-city grind and refresh your mind with exciting new sights: ancient majestic trees, a variety of bird species and shoreline landscapes that remind you of a Group of Seven painting. Take an afternoon off to eat lunch and unwind under a tree. Or hop in a canoe and paddle down the Ottawa River, a historically significant trade and transportation route of early Canadian settlers.

Morris Island is located along the Ottawa River near the community of Fitzroy Harbour. This 47 hectare site consists of forested woodlands and wetlands that will appeal to nature enthusiasts of all ages. Morris Island is a “living classroom and laboratory,” and a great place for outdoor education. It’s managed by MVCA along with volunteers for day-use recreational activities such as hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing and natural interpretation. Morris Island Conservation Area is jointly owned by Ontario Power Generation and the City of Ottawa.

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Morris Island Conservation Area characteristics

Length: length not known
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Partially wheelchair accessible
Fees: $3 per car entrance fee.

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: picnic tables, washroom

Attractions: scenic lookout

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority 613-253-0006

Find it: 156 Morris Island Dr, Fitzroy Harbour, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.4621830
Longitude: -76.2631970