Stoney Island Conservation Area


Location: Kincardine, Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Lake Huron Shoreline
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Length/Size: 40 hectares

Stoney Island Conservation Area
By Saugeen Conservation

This 40 hectare property was purchased by Saugeen Conservation in 1977.

Stoney Island Conservation Area is located 4.8 km or 3 miles north of Kincardine Hospital on the west side of County Road 23 (the "B" Line). It has over 6 kilometers of trails for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing maintained by the Kincardine Cross-Country Ski Club. The trails are regularly groomed by club members for both classical and skate skiing.

The trails pass through a mix of evergreen woods, more open forest and some meadows. The trail along the Lake Huron shoreline follows the route of the nineteenth century coaching road, with excellent views out over Lake Huron. There are flat trails for beginners in the upper section. For more adventurous skiers, there are several significant hills down the old Lake shoreline to the lower section of trails. There is a ski hut, and a car park, but no other facilities.

There are a several creeks which meander through this property and are traversed by hand-crafted bridges, initially built by the Ventures of Kincardine and area. This Conservation Area has been maintained by the Kincardine Ski Club for many years.

The trails are regularly groomed by club members for both classical and skate skiing.

Rates: one day skiing or snow-shoeing $3 per person or $5 for a family. Seasonal memberships are $20 for an individual and $30 for a family.

Cross country skiing competitions are held annually at this location under the direction of the Kincardine Ski Club.