Massassauga Point Conservation Area


Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Rehabilitated
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Length/Size: 60 acres

Massassauga Point Conservation Area
By Quinte Conservation

D I R E C T I O N S
From Highway 62 south of Belleville, take County Road 28 from either Rossmore or Fenwood Gardens to Massassauga Road. Follow Massassauga Road for nine kilometers to the Conservation Area.
A B O U T M A S S A S S A U G A P O I N T C O N S E R VAT I O N A R E A
A project is underway here to rehabilitate the globally rare Bur Oak Savannah. This rehabilitation will also return some of the unique and very important Alvar and prairie species, such as Prairie Smoke and Early Buttercup. In the early 1990s, the Friends of Massassauga volunteer organization was formed, and with their help, the Massassauga Point Conservation Area has continued to be a showcase for both natural and human history. This Conservation Area is 24
hectares (60 acres).
A L I T T L E H I S T O RY
Massassauga Point was once home to a bustling hotel. It was dismantled in the 1940s, but the foundation and walkway to the water’s edge remain. Hiking the trails you can see the remains of a wharf and an abandoned limestone quarry.