Vanderwater Conservation Area


Location: Thomasburg, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Natural Area
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Length/Size: 635 acres

Vanderwater Conservation Area
By Quinte Conservation

D I R E C T I O N S
The 257 hectare (635 acre) Vanderwater Conservation Area is located 3 km east of Thomasburg off Highway 37, at 512 Vanderwater Road.
A B O U T Q U I N T E C O N S E R VAT I O N A R E A
This lovely outdoor spot is picturesquely located along the banks of the Moira River, where the water cascades over a series of limestone steps. The 15 km of trails explore a wide range of natural environments from mature cedar forests in the low lying areas to hardwood and coniferous forests that
cover the slopes and high ground. The Conservation Area is a popular destination each winter for cross-country skiers. A steep ridge runs the length of the property and several spots along the trails afford a scenic
view of the land towards the west. Ski trails are not groomed.
A L I T T L E H I S T O RY
This Conservation Area was set aside as a memorial to the late Colonel Roscoe
Vanderwater, an enthusiastic conservationist, as well as the founder and first chairman of the Moira River Conservation Authority. The Conservation Area was opened in 1960.