Price Conservation Area


Location: Actinolite, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Mixed Forest
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Length/Size: 22 acres

Price Conservation Area
By Quinte Conservation

D I R E C T I O N S
This 9 hectare (22 acre) Conservation Area is located in Actinolite, near the junction of Highway 7 and Highway 37.
A B O U T P R I C E C O N S E R VAT I O N A R E A
The Price Conservation Area provides a perfect setting for family picnics on a hot summer day. Situated along a beautiful stretch of the Skootamatta River, the area is rich in flora and fauna. There is a white pine plantation, but the area is predominantly mixed forest with wet and marshy land in
the low lying areas. A large, scenic concrete dam restricts the flow of the river, which then enters a gorge. Along the edge of the gorge are beautiful stands of mixed forest, making a trip to this area worthwhile for the scenery
alone.
A L I T T L E H I S T O RY
The property is comprised of land obtained through three separate acquisitions. In 1956 Lloyd Price donated to Quinte Conservation the section of property making up the east bank of the Skootamatta. Quinte Conservation then made two purchases of more property in 1957 and 1964.