Sidney Conservation Area was once used by the Federal Department of Agriculture for experimental purposes, most of this area is now under natural vegetation, accented by a stately red pine plantation just inside the entrance to the Conservation Area.

Sidney Conservation AreaA small section of Chrystal Creek crosses the Conservation Area and provides an interesting feature to the trail. Hiking the trail is a pleasant experience as it traverses open areas, mixed forests and areas influenced by natural plant succession. Cross country skiers will thrill to the presence of perky chickadees dangling from the tree branches along the trail s route. Ski trails are not groomed.

Link to trail map:

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Sidney Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 3 trails totalling 3 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: Parking fee: $5 per day.

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: None

Quinte Conservation Authority Phone Number (613) 968-3434 or (613) 354-3312

Find it: 379 Airport Road, Stirling, Ontario

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.2512630
Longitude: -77.5192320