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Lyn Valley Conservation Area

Trail information: 

Hiking trails are not marked, but they are wide and well-groomed. "The Pit" provides an excellent swimming spot in the spring-fed small lake. There is also a sandy beach to relax on. Picnic tables, change rooms and outhouses are available for public use.

Directions: 

Entrance on Hallecks Road North, Lyn
Click here for directions to LYN VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA
*Note: Directions lead to map coordinates (in longitude/latitude) of the main trail head

Difficulties: 
Low

For more information contact the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority:
Phone: (613) 546-4228 or 1-877-956-CRCA (2722)
Fax: (613) 547-6474
Email: info@crca.ca
Website: http://crca.ca/lyn-valley-conservation-area/

The site has had a long history of providing sand and gravel for road construction. In the 1880s, gravel was removed to build the Canadian National Brockville - Westport Railroad.

Gravel from Lyn Pit later supplied fill for the improvement of Highway #2. In 1959, Elizabethtown Township acquired the pit from Canadian National Railways in a straight land exchange. When the MacDonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway 401) was built in the early 1960s, Lyn Pit again provided road building material.

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