Sheffield Conservation Area


Location: Kaladar, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Natural Area
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Length/Size: 1154 acres

Sheffield Conservation Area
By Quinte Conservation

D I R E C T I O N S
This 467 hectare (1,154 acre) Conservation Area is located 11 km south of Kaladar or 37 km north of Napanee, off Highway 41.
A B O U T S H E F F I E L D C O N S E R VAT I O N A R E A
Sheffield Conservation Area provides a four km looped trail that offers some challenging terrain for the avid hiker. Spectacular granite outcroppings, deciduous forests and extensive wetlands typify this area of the
Canadian Shield. Songbirds, waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals like beaver and muskrat are common here. Ontario’s only lizard, the five-lined skink, is also a resident. For wildflower enthusiasts there is plenty of colour from the brilliant orange of the wood lily to the delicate pale
corydalis along the trails. During wet times, some parts of the trail may be under water. The boat launch may not be suitable for large motor boats.
A L I T T L E H I S T O RY
In 1975, this 467 hectare (1,154 acre) area was purchased by Quinte Conservation, with funding from the provincial government, Nature Conservancy and the remainder by the Belleville Yardmen Benefit Fund to protect the flora and fauna.