Natural Attractions

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If you love the outdoors you will love Southwest Middlesex.  See our scenic natural attractions as you walk along our many hiking trails including our conservation areas.  Skunk's Misery is a bird watcher's and butterfly efficionado's paradise.  Star gazers will enjoy the dark skies that bring out the stars and planets at night.  There are so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in Southwest Middlesex.


Skunk's Misery

Description from Carolinian Canada website


Fishing

Enjoy fishing in the Thames and Sydenham Rivers which have multiple species of fish due to their biodiversity.  You can find Walleye, White Bass and Small Mouth Bass along with multiple other fish species here.  Please make sure that you have all licenses and permits that you require.

Hunting

Effective April 7, 2010 licenses for small game hunting are no longer required in Southwest Middlesex.  However, if you are hunting small game in Southwest Middlesex please ensure that you are carrying a current/valid Outdoors Card. 

Full regulations, detailed information and applications for hunting can be obtained by contacting the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (1-800-667-1940) or by visiting www.mnr.gov.on.ca.  Their website contains extensive information about hunting in Ontario in general.  It also provides the most up-to-date regulations.

Other Important Information:
Hunting is not permitted on lands owned by the Corporation of the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex.

Ensure that wherever you are that you have received permission from the land owner(s) before entering their property.  Trespassing is a chargeable offence.

Trails

If you are interested in hiking in Middlesex County you may obtain copies of the booklet "The Walking Trails of Middlesex County" at the Municipal Office.  This is a wonderful little booklet jam packed with general hiking information and maps of all the hiking trails within Middlesex County.  See link below for the trails booklet or ask for a copy today!

There are two Conservation Areas within the municipality both of which have superb walking trails that you and your family can enjoy.  Please see their web sites listed below for details.  

Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority

100 Thames Street
Chatham  ON  N7L 2Y8
Phone:  519-354-7310
Fax:  519-352-3435
Web address:  www.lowerthames-conservation.on.ca

St. Clair Region Conservation Authority

205 Mill Pond Crescent
Strathroy  ON  N7G 3P9
Phone:  519-245-3710
Fax:  519-245-3348
Web address:  www.scrca.on.ca

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