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Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, Brockville

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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The Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (colloquially known as the Back Pond) is a 532-hectare (1,310-acre) wildlife area north of Brockville, Ontario, Canada, that includes wetland, fields, and forest land, as well as a reservoir that maintains water levels for the Buells Creek watershed flowing through the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley and the City of Brockville. The wildlife area is managed by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA). The area is open to visitors and offers 11km of walking paths through woodland, wetland and open fields.
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Mac Johnson Wildlife Area reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
38 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Pretty well maintained and within easy access to town, Surprisingly large and varied topography, Nothing too difficult. An hour each way. 
    Pretty well maintained and within easy access to town, Surprisingly large and varied topography, Nothing too difficult. An hour each way.  more »
  • This was a lovely set of flat trails around the lake. The shade was welcome but bring bug spray as it is alive when the area is wet. The best part is the bridge over the beaver pond. There is lots.....  more
    This was a lovely set of flat trails around the lake. The shade was welcome but bring bug spray as it is alive when the area is wet. The best part is the bridge over the beaver pond. There is lots.....  more »
  • Mainly enjoyed this place because my husband had childhood memories there. Enjoyed seeing the birdlife, as well as the peacefulness of the area. 
    Mainly enjoyed this place because my husband had childhood memories there. Enjoyed seeing the birdlife, as well as the peacefulness of the area.  more »
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  • I have been to many parks and lakes but I have never found such peace and tranquility anywhere that I found here. No noise except the birds chirping and the ones made by the insects. Every little splash of water or any little crack can be heard if you sit in silence. Perfect place to rejuvenate and enjoy the peace.
  • A great place for a short hike. The Brock Trail leads to a fire station with with an old rail tank in their backyard.
  • Mac Johnson is a lovely area for a winter's hike. It started to snow while we were there. I just wish people with dogs would clean up after their pet. The trail at the south end is getting pretty disgusting.
  • Great place to walk, skate or have a fire. They have a gazebo so picnics and BBQS would also be a good idea. There are multiple entrances into the park, free parking and bathrooms. It would be nice if people picked up their dog poop but they don't so beware! Also found other nasty stuff I wont speak if here. Please take your garbage with you!
  • Nice scenery to explore. If you go far enough you start to hear the machines from close by companies. Path is wide and clear for walking and safe.

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