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|Foley Mountain Conservation Area
The official web site is http://www.rideauvalley.on.ca/careas/foley/index.html
High atop a granite ridge overlooking the historic Upper Rideau waterway and presiding over the beautiful village of Westport some 200 feet (65 meters) below. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority's Foley Mountain offers 325 hectares (800 acres) of woods, ponds and fields — yours to enjoy. We planned to take photos at Westport but a storm rolled in and cut our trip short so we plan to visit again as the town of Westport has a Beautiful Marina and lots of stores for finding that perfect gift.
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- Enjoy the panoramic view from Spy Rock look-out high above Westport by way of a new easy access ramp.
- Walk, hike and snowshoe — the mountain offers five trails including the 8 kilometer Rideau Trail.
- Take time out for lunch in any one of the numerous picnic and barbecue areas in the wooded clearings or on the beach.
- Wildflower trails, developed by the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists and the Friends of Foley Mountain, showcasing over 100 wildflower species in the park.
- Our courteous Visitor Services Staff will help you enjoy all the special features of Foley Mountain Conservation Area. Foley Mountain Sand Beach.
- Swim or play on 1000 meters of Upper Rideau Lake waterfront with a sheltered sandy beach, complete with washrooms and change houses.
- 70 to 100 White-tailed deer winter in the conservation area - a great place to see them in their natural habitat.
- Also to be seen are black and red squirrels, snowshoe hares and cottontail rabbits, porcupines, chipmunks and occasionally fisher, pine martens, bobcats, weasels.
- There are 38 species of trees, including lofty pines and impressive white oaks.
- Meander through the popular self-guided Beaver Pond nature trail using the booklet provided.
- Visit our Interpretation Centre displays and Children's Nature Discovery Centre Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Foley Mountain Conservation Area:
105 Perth Rd N, Westport, ON
Sunrise to sunset, 356 days a year
$5 per vehicle (Season passes available)
$2 walk-in or bicycle