Rockwood Conservation Area
Rockwood Conservation Area
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OntarioTraveler9
Burlington, Canada444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I was pleasantly surprised with its natural beauties. I walked both the Cedar Ridge Trail and the Pothole Trail, and I thought the scenery was definitely above par. I like the Lookout point and the viewpoint was impressive. Trails were relatively easy to navigate, except when you were close to the Lookout. Just look for the signs and follow the signs and you should be alright. The woolen mill ruins and the Rockwood Falls are nice attractions too. Too bad the caves were closed for the season when I visited. I will definitely come back in the spring.
Written November 17, 2023
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kprangley
London, Ontario, Canada23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Pros:
- Small park so everything is very close together.
- Clean bathrooms, never had to wait for a stall.
- Got a 3-tent site, fit all the equipment we wanted plus 2 vehicles
- Lots of parking available
- Man-made beach area is nice / water quality was okay (green/swampy in some areas)
- Perfect place for kayaking and paddling boarding
- Lots of picturesque areas
- Stayed 3 nights which was plenty of time to see the whole park
- Having a grocery store right around the corner is definitely a perk

Cons:
- Sites not super private, especially if the park is fully booked up
- super close to Toronto which means it's super busy on weekends. On the weekdays, it was much more enjoyable.
- I would also flag that this park is not quiet at night. You hear traffic and a very loud train every night.
- Poorly placed signs -- got in trouble for having my leashed dog on the beach by someone who worked there. I had looked for a sign prior to going on the beach, employee said he would show me the signs but also didn't know where they were.
- To get in and out of the park you have to go through the same line as people trying to access the park for day-use which can be a long time depending on the time of day
- View of the ruins are a bit ruined by the big ugly fence and overgrown grass
Written July 5, 2023
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Patricia T
Dundas, Canada61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Rented a kayak for 2 hrs, paddling around this beautiful lake. Migrating geese in the water and trees just starting to turn. Magical!
Written September 20, 2022
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Camper
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lock coolers in your car or trailer at night!

Thieves FREQUENTLY steal coolers during the night from campsites and remove ALL alcoholic beverages then dump the cooler and the remaining contents beside the road a couple of campsites away.

The good news is a grocery store with a LCBO is just around the corner 😊
Written September 2, 2022
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Michele G-W
London, Canada589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Went for a day trip to do some hiking. The trails were well marked and clean. Not crowded and quiet! It was a great day away and in nature.
The views overlooking the lake are beautiful. The old ruins are neat to see. Unfortunately there's a fence around them so you aren't able to get too close.
Written May 20, 2022
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SimonOnVacation
Toronto, Canada348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Went there to take a hike with my nephew. Nice long trail, mostly flat and good for those knees. Some areas offer a shade from the 30C heat, and bring water to hydrate.
The swimming area is small, but if you have your canoe or paddle boards, bring them with you! Wide area to move around and explore...
Nice area for a family picnic as well, benches arranged to be distanced between other people.
Written August 26, 2021
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ON_Travel_CO
Toronto, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This park is very beautiful, the trails are so exciting for hiking, the lake is great for kayaking, good for fishing and bird seeing.. The mills ruins are beautiful, the caves around the lake and in the trails and the hills, it is just amazing, we have been there several times this summer. Great Place.
Written August 22, 2021
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Elyseyy
Hanover, Canada167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
My husband and I came here for a day of kayaking and hiking. I saw that some people were complaining that they couldn’t get in but we came right when they opened and had no issues. First we went kayaking and it was really beautiful. I definitely would go again. Next before we left we hiked the trails. They were also really nice and well kept. My only negative about the park was the garbage. Obviously I can’t blame the park for this because obviously humans know better than to throw their garbage everywhere. Just really makes me sad to see this at a place so beautiful. Regardless, I would definitely recommend going.
Written August 21, 2020
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pophussar
Quebec City, Canada76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nice place, very friendly staff and clean. Nice for canoe or kayak. The trails are nice and well marked. A note on the beach, it is quite nice, however be weary of bacteria ( they have warning signs describing when and how levels can rise). It is a conservation park and there are quite a few geese on the beach, as such, be weary of goose poop, of which there is quite a bit. This would mostly for folks with small children. Overall, nice beach, trails, and a very nice campsite.
Written August 4, 2020
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maurbal
Sarnia, Ontario5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Coming from Sarnia, this was an hour and a half drive but well worth it. A group of 4 of us who love hiking, walking and fall weather just loved Rockwood. The trail was lovely. There was so much to see, unique waterways, rock formations, great areas for picnics. I am definitely coming back in the summer to do some kayaking for a day.
The water looked like it would be nice and calm and lots of interesting crooks and crannies amongst the tall rock formations. Beautiful day.
Written November 8, 2019
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