History & Background
Natural And Man-Made Features
Although located within an urban area, The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is a most tranquil, wilderness like setting.
Imagine a man-made lake; scenic lookouts; many different trails; valuable wetland areas; bird watching areas; groomed cross-country ski trails in winter.
The conservation area offers a broad range of users boundless opportunity to experience the wild.
Our Nature Chalet was reconstructed in 1995, following a fire in 1994. It is an excellent, modern multipurpose facility which will benefit users for many years to come.
The Junction Creek Conservation Authority (later to become the Nickel District Conservation Authority) assembled the lands which make up the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area in the early and mid-1960's. This conservation area was developed with three main goals in mind and they still remain to this day:
- To protect 950 hectares of green space for public use and enjoyment.
- To protect the quality of a municipal water supply source (Lake Ramsey).
- To provide an outdoor classroom environment for teachers and students to experience natural science studies.
The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is the only facility of its kind in the City of Greater Sudbury, and is located only ten minutes from downtown Sudbury.