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Dogs (and their owners) are welcome!

Dog Walking

Otonabee Conservation invites you and your pet to explore our conservation areas. Our parks offer a wonderful opportunity to get out and explore many scenic trails with your dog at your side.

Here are some reminders for when you are visiting our Conservation Areas with your dog:

1. Keep your pet on a leash and under control AT ALL TIMES. A leash is less than 2m (six feet) long.

Remember that Conservation Areas are natural spaces with native wildlife and terrain that may be unfamiliar. Our properties are also home to species at risk that are in danger when a dog is loose.

2. As with all our visitors, please keep to marked trails to minimize the impacts on our environment.

3. Be responsible and ‘stoop and scoop’ after your dog.

Even if it looks like it is off the trail, our staff regularly go off trail to inspect trees and cut grass or other vegetation, so please respect our staff by picking up waste.

4. Dogs are not allowed on the swimming beach and boat/canoe launch areas at Conservation Areas.

5. Dogs -,except service dogs,- are not allowed inside any buildings at any Conservation Area.

Under the Conservation Authorities Act, Regulation 128, specific rules address animals on Conservation Authority properties. These rules are in place to protect the natural environment, ensure the safe operation of the area, and ensure that visitors and their pets have a safe and enjoyable experience.

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