Being the first visit to this conservation area, the moment I stepped out of the car, I knew this would not be the last! Just by where my car was parked at the end of Princess Street, many birds were singing to each other amongst the trees off the road.
It is a great recreational area featuring opportunities for birding, wildlife viewing, and enjoying the outdoors. A concrete path weaves along the conservation, allowing for a smooth walk through the park.
Milne Dam Conservation Park is known for great birding opportunities. I was thrilled to spot a Great Blue Heron in the middle of the Rouge River, staying perfectly still, and occasionally darting its head below the water to grab at fish.
The first thing you will notice when walking into the conservation park from Princess Street is a bridge overlooking the Milne Dam, separating the running water of Rouge River. Milne Dam is notably one the first steel arch dam in Canada, built in 1911. The current dam that stands today was restored by Toronto Region Conservation Authority in the 1970s .
Admission is free on the weekdays, but there are entrance fees for weekends and public holidays.
We loved our visit, and definitely plan on returning soon!
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