The Mill Pond Conservation Area boasts 6 kilometres of wilderness hiking trails. Take a stroll around the century-old pond and enjoy the shade provided by the maples, white oak and white pine. A working sugar bush or the covered picnic area will provide pleasing rest stops along the way. Travel quietly and you may get a glimpse of the abundant wildlife that share the pond: deer, raccoon, turtles, water fowl and many varieties of birds. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the spillway waterfall as you make your way past the dam. The park's Lime Kiln trail still shares its namesake, a real lime kiln, with those who choose its path.
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Mill pond is located on a 537-hectare forested property. Once upon a time, many years ago, what is now The Mill Pond Conservation Area at that end of the Houghton-Bay Rd. was settled by the Joseph Jones family, in about 1820. Family passed down information says that the 4 corners where the Briton-Houghton Bay Rd. and the Old Kingston Highway intersect was known as Jones Corners. Joseph Jones owned approximately 500 acres of land there.