Fall Hours at Conservation Area

Monday, October 17, 2022

Essex Region – The roads and washrooms at Holiday Beach Conservation Area will close beginning Monday, October 17, and walk in access to the park will be available until they re-open for the season in April.

“The park’s roads, seasonal campground and washrooms close after Thanksgiving each year,” says Tim Byrne, CAO of the Essex Region Conservation Authority.

The John R. Park Homestead’s open hours for the museum, conservation centre and gift shop have been adjusted for the fall season to Thursday through Sunday from 11am – 5pm, with group programs available any time by advance booking.

Visitation to conservation areas across the region continues to be robust, as people recognize the importance of connecting to nature for their physical and mental well-being.

“It’s important to remember that dogs must be leashed at all times in conservation areas and along trails,” Byrne cautions. “Pack out what you pack in, and use the provided garbage receptacles to ensure that these natural areas remain safe and enjoyable for the entire community,” he goes on to say. Violators of these regulations could be subject to fines.

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is a public sector organization established by the Province of Ontario in 1973 and governed by local municipalities to deliver programs and services that further the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources in watersheds in the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region.


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