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Little Bluff Conservation Area

Little Bluff Conservation Area

little bluff conservation area

Little Bluff Conservation Area is one of those hidden gems in Prince Edward County. It's down at the southern end of the County where things are very quiet and people (other than the near-by residents) rarely go. I have been there over a dozen times and have yet to see another soul (other than my dog) using this amazing conservation area. The southern end of Prince Edward County is very sparsely populated, so not a whole lot of traffic ever gets out that way. I remember reading a newspaper article a while ago that described the area as being "bucolic" and I had to look up what the word meant,  it's an accurate description.

 

Little Bluff Conservation area is maintained by the Quinte Conservation Authority´╗┐, not to be confused with the Lower Trent Conservation Authority. It's a Canadian thing, having two levels of quasi-governmental regulating bodies with overlapping jurisdictions when one would do, however, they both seem to be very active in this area.

little bluff conservation area

Little Bluff Conservation area sits on just over 70 acres and has some of the nicest scenery one can imagine. There are over 2.5 kms of trails, but be prepared to wipe spider webs from your face, as I had mentioned, it doesn't seem like a lot of people walk through these trails.

There are some clearings where it's possible to sit down and have a picnic or kick a soccer ball around, but if you are coming here, be prepared to allow the scenery to take centre stage. You don't have to be in great shape to take on the trails, for the most part they are flat and easy to navigate. The area sits on top of a 20 metre high limestone bluff and it overlooks Prince Edward Bay, which is the south east corner of the County. There is a trail down the bluff and onto the beach, and you do require sensible shoes to make this trek.

little bluff conservation areaWildlife, in its less scary forms, is abundant here.  Canada geese, mallards, great blue herons, bitterns, Virginia Rails, and a variety of snakes, creepy crawlies, and assorted other species can all be encountered quite readily on your quick jaunt through the park. Make sure to bring your camera when visiting. I haven't visited the park in the winter, but I would imagine its pretty tough slogging when there's snow on the ground.
 

It's a very rewarding experience traipsing through trails and getting a stunning view when the trail opens up and you get a view of Lake Ontario below. If you ever happen to be in Prince Edward County and the weather's behaving, it's definitely worth a bit of a drive down to the south end to take a walk in this magnificent park.

 

little bluff conservation area

I am a real estate agent with the Quinte Real Estate board, working out of the Trenton Century 21 office. I service the entire Quinte region, not just Trenton real estate, so if you have any questions, feel free to call or email me.

 

Contact Information

Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate. Ltd.
441 Front Street
Trenton ON K8V 6C1
Office: 613.392.2511
Cell: 613.242.8160
Fax: 613.392.9385