The Shields McLaren Conservation Area property on the southwest shore of Lake Talon was donated to the North Bay – Mattawa Conservation Authority by Basil and Juanita McLaren in 1993.

This Conservation Area provides local cottagers and the public with an opportunity to enjoy the natural and historic features of Shields Point. Informal hiking trails weave through a mixed stand forest, highlighting natural and historical points of interest.

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Shields McLaren Conservation Area characteristics

Length: Unknown
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: None

Attractions: None

North Bay Matawa Conservation Authority 705-474-5420

Find it: Take Pine Lake Rd north off of Highway 17 and then Shield's Point Road to end.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 46.2924520
Longitude: -79.0418240