virgil c. a.The Virgil Dams and Reservoirs Conservation Area is located in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This 50 hectare (123 acre) area contains natural areas of woodland, wetland and open water reservoir providing conservation, recreational and educational opportunities.

The Virgil Dams conservation area features the Four Mile Creek Floodplain, two dams and the Virgil reservoir. Hiking trails as well as fishing, bird watching, hiking and nature appreciation are some of the activities associated with this area.

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Length: Virgil Memorial Forest Trail: 750m Virgil Dam Trail: 1000m
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Highlights include a nut grove with more than 15 types of nut trees and a tulip tree plantation.
Blue herons, black crowned night heron, common terns and red-headed woodpeckers are a few the wildlife species that can be spotted here.

Amenities: None reported

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Welland, ON L3C 3W2 Phone: 905-788-3135

Find it: 1459 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.2198890
Longitude: -79.1238180