MATTAGAMI REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

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MATTAGAMI REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
The Hersey Lake Conservation Area is a year-round
recreation facility operated by the Mattagami Region
Conservation Authority. Located approximately 5 kms from
the downtown core of the City of Timmins, the area offers a
variety of outdoor activities including swimming, hiking and
picnicking. The numerous trails, large beach and picnicking
facilities found within the park makes it ideal for a family outing
or a school hike.
The Conservation Area was purchased by the Conservation
Authority in 1979 in order to preserve this unique area and
develop it for the benefit of the community. At the present
time the conservation area is 440 acres in size with the lake
being the centre of all activity. A variety of trails have been
constructed over the years providing visitors with an opportunity
to hike, cycle, go for a jog or take a self-guided nature walk. The lake itself offers one of the few sandy beaches close to
the heart of the City. In addition, the Authority has provided
washrooms, a large parking lot, a number of picnic tables and
a picnic shelter.
MATTAGAMI REGION
CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
100 Lakeshore Road
Timmins, Ontario P4N 8R5
(705) 360-2660
The trail system in the conservation area ties in with the
larger Timmins Recreation Trail Network, a 45 km, non-motorized
trail system stretching across the community. Each major
intersection of trails within Hersey Lake is named and marked
with a sign pole. These signs, which are clearly marked on
the reverse side map, give directions and distances to other
locations within and outside the conservation area. Forming
part of the trails network are a number of access roads including
the South and North Trails, Lynx Road and the Fisher Lake
Trail.
Other features in the Hersey Lake Conservation Area
include several scenic lookouts like Grosse Point and Jack Pine
Lake, boardwalks at Tamarack and Fisher Lakes and several
rest stops. The Tamarack Nature Trail is a self-guided nature
walk that uses numbered posts and an information pamphlet
to acquaint the park visitor with some of the unique features
of the northern environment. When you are using the area
remember:
• All trails have been built for non-motorized use. Motorized
vehicles are restricted to the parking lot and the main
road.
• Conservation area users are asked to keep a watchful
eye for fallen debris like branches and trees when using
the trails.
• No open fires are allowed.
• Please keep the area litter free and use the garbage cans
provided.
• No overnight camping
• The main access road is a no parking zone.
• An “ On Leash” Regulation is in place for some of the trails.
Affected trails are posted.
This brochure is made available through the
Mattagami Region Conservation Authority and the
Wintergreen Fund for Conservation
Hersey Lake Conservation Area
trail network
Rainbow
Lake
Rainbow
Lake
Lookout
RAINBOW
LOOP
JUNCO
JUNCTION
Jack Pine
Lake Lookout
Grouse Point
Lookout
North
Trail
Jack
Pine
Lake
LYNX LAKE
CIRCLE
TAMARACK
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TRAILHEAD
Main EAST
Beach
WAY
WINTERGREEN
CIRCLE
PROMENADE
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North
Beach
Hersey
Lake
South Shore
Overlook
Promenade
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CORNERS
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RAVEN
ROUNDABOUT
KESTREL
CROSSROADS
Lynx
Lake
Ly
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TURTLE FLATS
Fisher
Lake Trail
SQUARE
South
Trail
Lo
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LYNX LAKE
BEACH
HAWK
RIDGE
SQUIRREL
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Springs
Lookout
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Fisher
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Fisher Lake
Lookout
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