Wilderness in Our City

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Wilderness in Our City

Wilderness · Nature Sauvage · Bgojiyiing

Fort Creek is enjoyed by animals and people. Photo: NORDIK Institute, 2014

This area marks the transition between the busy urban environment and the serenity of the Conservation Area. Created and maintained by the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority, this protected ecosystem ensures that the wilderness can be enjoyed for many generations to come. The 191-acre area includes forest and wetlands where a large diversity of plants and animals can thrive.

The Fort Creek trails offer a window into the crucial habitats located here. In addition to the Hub Trail, there are several other trails that connect with different parts of the Conservation Area as well as nearby neighbourhoods. The Conservation Authority is also in charge of trails in other parts of the City, including the popular Hiawatha bike trails. Where will your next nature excursion take you?

Fort Creek Conservation Area Video

Watch the video with Deane Greenwood to learn more about the Conservation Authority and the Fort Creek section of the Hub Trail. Click here for another video about the Fort Creek Conservation Area and flood prevention.

 

Fort Creek Nature Walk

Explore the Fort Creek Conservation Area using this nature walk. Follow GPS coordinates and photos to discover different plant species and animal spotting locations along the John Rowswell Hub Trail.Start the Walk!

Challenge Yourself!

  • Test your knowledge

  • Question 1

    The Fort Creek Conservation Area is an example of what type of forest?


  • Question 2

    Which activity is not allowed in the Conservation Area?


  • Question 3

    How many football fields would fit into the Fort Creek Conservation Area?


  • Question 4

    Wetlands are important for reducing flooding, stabilizing soil, maintaining water quality, and sustaining wildlife.

  • You did great!

Think about it…

Compare the Conservation Area to the street where you live. What do you like about the Conservation Area? Why? Can you name another wilderness area in Sault Ste. Marie?