Here’s another Ontario adventure to add to your bucket list and it includes stunning scenic views, a series of drumlins, and a bit of a history lesson. Take a trip down to Sager Conservation Area and explore the beautiful sights, especially during the fall season. Here’s what to know.
Located about two hours east of Toronto is Sager Conservation Area, a place that’s perfect for picnics, trekking along hiking trails, and venturing atop a scenic lookout that towers over 30ft. According to Lower Trent Conservation, the area is “part of a glacial feature known as Oak Lake Island, a series of large drumlins that formed an island in glacial Lake Iroquois. ”
Drumlins are oval or elongated hills that are believed to have been formed by the streamlined movement of glacial ice sheets across rock debris, or till, according to Britannica.
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“The drumlin in the conservation area is one of the highest points of land in the area and provides an excellent point from which to view the surrounding countryside including part of the Trent River valley,” shares the LTC.
For a really great view of the area, embark on a short 1km trail that starts at the base of the hill and climbs to a scenic 30ft tall lookout tower.
You’ll come across a breathtaking panoramic view of the Trent River valley and surrounding area. At the top of the lookout tower, you can read interpretive signs that tell a story about the natural and cultural features of the area.
There’s no fee to explore Sager Conservation Area but you may be subject to parking fees.
Enjoy your next outdoor adventure and make sure to have that camera ready!
Sager Conservation Area
Where: 30 Golf Course Rd, Quinte West, ON