Demorestville Conservation Area


Location: Demorestville Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Limestone Plain
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Length/Size: 65.8 acres

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By Quinte Conservation

D I R E C T I O N S
This Conservation Area is located on County Road 14 at Demorestville. It can be reached via Highway 62 from Belleville, or County Roads 15 and 5 from Picton.
A B O U T D E M O R E S T V I L L E C O N S E R VAT I O N A R E A
Bisected by Demorestville Creek, the shallow soil of this 26.6 hectare (65.8 acre)Conservation Area is dominated by red cedars. Most of the land in this
Conservation Area is a limestone plain. The 3 km hiking trail encircles the creek on the property, extending south to Black Road, returning to the dam at the parking lot. The dam provides a reservoir for the local fire
department.
A L I T T L E H I S T O RY
Demorestville’s early history dates back to the late 18th century when Guilliaume Demorest, a United Empire Loyalist, settled in Sophiasburgh. Using a nearby creek, he set up a saw mill and Demorestville was founded soon afterward.