Ruscom Shores Conservation Area

Location: Deerbrook, Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Wetlands
Length/Size: 120 acres

Ruscom Shores
By Essex Region Conservation Authority

Situated alongside Lake St. Clair, Ruscom Shores Conservation Area is an attractive natural marshland area with a well-managed trail ideal for some outdoor enjoyment and tranquility.

This quaint 120 acre Conservation Area, designated an Environmentally Significant Area, is great for peaceful walks and nature viewing. Ruscom Shores is a perfect for spotting shorebirds, waterfowl and other spring migrants, as well as many prairie plants.

Viewing tower
Portable Washroom Facilities

Ruscom Shores represents one of only two marshes still in existence on Essex County's north shoreline (along with Tremblay Beach Conservation Area). This area also supports a habitat restoration area, which includes a tallgrass prairie site, was completed in 2001.

Open Dawn until Dusk. Accessible throughout the year. Free of charge.

Follow County Road 2 at the northeast end of the county to Surf Club Drive, east of the town of Deerbrook. Take Surf Club north to the Ruscom Shores parking lot.