Perfect for plant and bird enthusiasts, Beaver Meadow Conservation Area at 158 County Road 11, Picton ON has two short hiking trails, each ending at a wetland viewing platform. This area is home to a variety of wildlife and approximately 330 plant species.

Activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Birding
  • Wildlife photography
  • Dog walking

Exploring Beaver Meadow

The area was a farm during the early 1900s that grew celery, mushrooms, and sugar turnips. The farm also produced maple syrup, raised chickens, condensed milk, and sold wood.

Things to look for:

  • Wildflowers like wild ginger, baneberry, and Jack-in-the-pulpit
  • Deciduous trees like white Birch, American beech, black walnut, butternut, shagbark hickory, and maple
  • Song birds
  • Wetland residents like beavers, blue herons, and osprey
  • Two wetland viewing platforms

Parking

You must pay to park at this wildlife area. There is a daily parking pass that you can use between areas. A daily pass is valid on the day of purchase between sunrise and sunset. You can buy a daily parking pass through the Mackay Pay app.

Yearly parking passes give you access to all of our areas with paid parking. To buy a yearly pass, call the office during our regular operating hours.

See an issue?

Help us keep our outdoor spaces clean and our wildlife safe! Please report a non-emergency issue or a concern by contacting our office.

Things to keep in mind during your visit

When visiting Beaver Meadow, please make sure to:

  • Keep your pets leashed and clean up after them at all times
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Take everything with you, including your pet's waste – there are no Garbage bins
  • Never remove natural items

Please note:

  • Overnight camping is not allowed
  • Alcohol is not allowed
  • Campfires are not allowed

Cross-country trails and motorized vehicles

The cross-country skiing trails are not groomed and motorized vehicles are not permitted outside of designated parking areas.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • All-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes
  • Motorized or electric bikes
  • Snowmobiles
  • Cars and SUVs
  • Motorized aerial devices such as drones