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Essex Region Conservation owns or manages 17 publicly accessible properties totaling more than 1000 hectares (4000 acres) of land, as well as nearly 100 kilometers of trail. We protect some of the most important greenways, woodlands and wetlands in the Place for Life. As the most southern part of Canada, our region is home to rich Carolinian woodlands, lush cattail marshes, and unique prairie environments found in very few other Canadian settings. These natural areas provide habitat for a wide range of bird, plant and animal species.


Conservation Areas and Trails


ERCA manages a network of Greenway Trails most of which have been built on repurposed railway lines. These free-to-access pedestrian and biking trails provide a opportunities for exercise and reconnecting with nature. Some areas of the trail welcome horses. Please practice good trail etiquette so that everyone can continue to enjoy these valuable spaces.

Walking down the greenway

Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas help people lead healthier lifestyles by providing places to be active while connecting with nature, which has proven mental, physical and spiritual health benefits. They also contribute to the local economy as tourist attractions, attracting visitors to our region to experience birding, hiking, cycling and swimming.

Walking along the Hillman Marsh Boardwalk
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