Get to know Dumfries Conservation Area in Cambridge

Apr 24, 2014

Timbercreek Communities’ Park Lane Towers (204 Hespeler Road in Cambridge) is close to plenty of local amenities such as shopping, restaurants and parks. However, the biggest advantage is its proximity to the Dumfries Conservation Area. For today’s post, our blog team will feature this special piece of land so residents of our Cambridge community can get to know it better.

The Dumfries Conservation Area is a 75-hectare piece of land that offers outdoor recreation opportunities for nature lovers in the community. The land was initially bestowed to the Crown to be preserved for public use by Mr. P.R. Hilborn. The Grand River Conservation Authority assumed ownership of the land in 1970 after the Province of Ontario requested authorization from Mr. Hilborn to transfer the parcel.

This park is by Hespeler Road, Dunbar Road and Coronation Boulevard in Cambridge. All it takes is a fifteen-minute walk from our Park Lane Towers (204 Hespeler Road) to get to the Dumfries Conservation Area.

This park consists of plantation forests, mature forests, wetlands and trails, which are ideal for nature lovers. It is a great place to hike, bird watch, or simply escape the city. There is a small parking lot right off of Dunbar Road, which is open during the park’s open season from June to September. Be prepared for a rustic experience, as the park does not have washrooms or other facilities.

The Dumfries Conservation Area is also home to the annual Dumfries Kite Festival, which takes place on the first weekend of June. Activities such as kite flying demonstrations and kite making workshops are available. This family friendly event is a great time to enjoy the park.

Here at Timbercreek Communities, we hope you take advantage of this locally preserved natural setting. To learn more information about our Cambridge community, click here.

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