The list of conservation areas in London and area seems never ending. I’ve lived in London for 20 years now, and I’m still discovering new and unique conservation areas. This latest gem is tucked away in Coldstream, about 20 minutes west of London. We discovered a lovely area, ripe with hiking and fishing opportunities for families at the Coldstream Conservation Area.
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Things to Do at Coldstream Conservation Area
The park is neither small or large. It hides a small pond, perfect for a kayak and a fishing rod. To the west of the pond, along the creek, are located a handful of trailer camping sites and a few tent camping sites. Just west, outside the park, is a canoe and kayak adventure store that may be worth stopping at: Canoe Water Adventuring.
While in the Coldstream Conservation Area you’ll also find a wonderful wood boardwalk that snakes through some impressive old growth trees. It’s also worth mentioning that the boardwalk meanders through a cedar swamp; a rare and unique ecosystem. The boardwalk was the highlight of the hike, which topped out at about 2 km. The hike was easy throughout, with plenty of riverside hiking.
There are plenty of picnic tables and benches throughout the main area near the pond. Imagine yourself, hanging a hammock, towing a kayak, and enjoying a simple family afternoon of snacks and waterplay. Come to think of it, I think we’ll do just the same this summer.