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Sulphur Spring Conservation Area

The park features over 5 km of trails, different habitats and unique flora, hundreds of ducks and geese. The property is also the site of a cold sulphur spring which maintains a constant flow of groundwater (enough to fill 27 bathtubs per minute).

(formerly known as Headquarters Conservation Area)

This Conservation Area is indeed, one of Saugeen Conservation's most popular day-use parks.
This property is located 4.8 km south of the Town of Hanover.

History

This park was virtually the creation of Mr. A. J. Metzger, a man who had a great deal of respect and love for nature. In the early 1920's Mr. Metzger directed the digging, by hand, of a network of streams and ponds throughout the grounds to support the activities of a fish hatchery. He also built shelters and pens for exotic birds and other forms of wildlife. Unfortunately, the hard sulphur waters would not support young fish. Today, the fish ponds support mature rainbow trout for visitors to watch and enjoy.

In 1969, this beautiful park was sold to Saugeen Conservation as a site for their main office, thanks in part to the efforts of Saugeen's first Chairman, Irwin Lobsinger.

To this day, hundreds of ducks and geese frequent the park. It boasts over 5 km of trails featuring different habitats as well as interesting and unique flora. The property is also a host to cold sulphur spring which maintains a constant flow of groundwater (enough to fill 27 bathtubs per minute).  The temperature remains a constant 49 degrees Fahrenheit or 9 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

 

Things to do and see!

This park has excellent trail networks which feature a variety of habitats and specialized environments. The trails are open year-round.

This property also hosts a facility that houses exotic birds, including pheasants, peafowl and ducks.

Visitors can also enjoy the fish ponds, where full grown trout swim lazily about in the fresh clean water which is replenished constantly through the sulphur spring mentioned above.

Sulphur Spring also hosts one of three Memorial Groves located throughout the watershed and planted by the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation.

Sulphur Spring C.A. also features the Celebration Forest, also a program of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation.  Individuals can dedicate a full grown tree to someone special for any of life's occasions, including births, anniversaries, retirements or, just because! Fees correspond to tree size.

Please note, the fee is $5.00 / car to be deposited in the donation box at the information kiosk.

 



 

Contact
261123 Grey Rd. 28,
Hanover, ON N4N 3B8
519.367.3040


Amenities
Please note, there is a 5 dollar parking fee under the MacKay Paypass system

Exotic birds
trail system
memorial grove
celebration forest
Trails
scenic trails

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