Maitland Conservation trails remain open during stay-at-home orders

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WINGHAM – Maitland Conservation areas are still open for day-use according to Phil Beard, general manager.

Beard told the Wingham Advance Times that if people are looking for somewhere to get fresh air and exercise, they can still go hiking on the Wingham Trail, which is owned and operated by North Huron.

He said the trail is a “good place to see eagles, they are fishing along the river.”

Other conservation areas have been used for walking over the last eight months, Beard said.

“Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area has some great trails.”

Day Use

The Wawanosh Valley Conservation Area remains open for day-use throughout the year. Please note:

A day-use permit is still required during the off season.

Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Please pick up after your pet.

Stay safe – practice physical distancing by remaining at least two metres away from other visitors.

Keep moving – use the trails to move, not gather.

Shared space – stay alert, walkers, skiers, snowshoers and bikers use our trails.

Anyone feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 shall not enter the Conservation Area.

Other Conservation Areas

All other Conservation Areas have reopened for limited day-use access.

Please follow physical distancing recommendations – stay two metres apart.

No fires, camping or social gatherings.

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times