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FWR Dickson Conservation Area Loop [CLOSED]

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FWR Dickson Conservation Area

FWR Dickson Conservation Area Loop is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waterloo, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 101 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wildlife

Closed

No dogs

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This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. A nice simple walk that is also good for seeing wildlife. Well maintained trails. Feeding Chickadees out of your hand with some seed is popular here.

Free parking

This trail is open year round. I can get a little slippery in some areas if there has been a good rain fall. Recommend proper hiking shoes or boots. Bring a small bag of bird feed if you want to feed chickadees out of your hand. Bird watching can be good here.

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Reviews (21)
Photos (31)
Recordings (11)
Completed (32)
Sarah Bester
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Hiking

Great loop - very kid friendly! A little icy right now.

JOANNA MacAloney
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Running

A great place to explore. The boardwalk over the wetlands was amazing. The kids loved it and all voted this a "return to" spot! We were lucky enough to spot a beautiful Cardinal.

Nicole Barbara
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HikingSnow

Really well marked, gorgeous trail. Beautiful bridge walk way over marshland where people feed the birds. I imagine pretty busy on a sunny day, but empty today - no people. Didn’t see any signs saying no dogs, despite the trails description of ‘no dogs’ so I think there may be a mistake there.

Craig G
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Allan Descamps
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Hiking

perfect trail for a relaxing hike/walk. when you get to the far end/halfway/turn around point, there's a lookout tower that is perfect to stop at and have a snack.

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Elizabeth Brown
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nice trail, overgrown so long pants, sleeves and bug spray are a must

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Jen L
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lovely little wee place close to lakes and water. wasn't busy when I went

R P
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Walking

Easy trail. lots of mosquitoes and ticks in the summer

Elizabeth Goldsworthy
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Hiking

A lot of good memories created on this trail. We walked it mid-April every year to mark my ex’s birthday, in-laws and babies to big kids all managed the hills. Feeding chickadees and spotting turtles sunning themselves, skunk cabbage and marsh mallows, quiet reflective times and rowdier races. We always enjoyed it! Now I’m blissed, knowing my sons carry on the tradition with their children.

The Outdoor Canadian
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Hiking

I Have been here dozens of times. A great place for a relatively short hike that covers different terrains. Take a small Ziploc bag of bird feed and feed the birds right out of your hand. There are a few places to sit down as well.

The Outdoor Canadian
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First to Review

Free parking lot. A very nice and easy trail walk. There are some wooden walkways that you can stand on and feed chickadees from, right out of your hand so bring a small bag of seed, There are a few benches throughout that you can sit down and just relax. The far end of the loop goes around a big pond, quite often there are geese and ducks around. There are some inclines and declines mostly at the beginning and end so you want to make sure you are wearing proper footwear.

Jen G.
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Brian Lund
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David J
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Kevin J.
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Tom M.
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Michaela Boutilier
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Shelley Dyet
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Mike Long
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Marie-Rachel Hughes
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Dave Stainsby
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