Lemoine Point Conservation Area

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Main Entrance Sign

Lemoine Point Conservation Area a 136 hectare recreational conservation area at the west end of Kingston, Ontario. The area is bordered by Collins Bay on the north and west sides, Lake Ontario on the south and Kingston/Norman Rogers Airport on the east.

History[edit]

Captain Johan Jots Herkimer was given the land in 1784 after the American Revolutionary War. The land, which became known as Herkimer's Nose or Herkimer's Point, remained in the Herkimer family until sold to Captain William Lemoine in 1836.[1] The Lemoine family (after which the conservation area is named) sold the land to William Hugh Coverdale as a summer vacation property. The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) acquired the current conservation area land in 1975.[1] Part of the land (35 hectares) remains as farmland belonging to the Coverdale family, although the CRCA would like to eventually acquire this land and extend the conservation area to cover all 170 hectares.[1]

Description[edit]

The conservation area includes a variety of terrain, including deciduous woodlands, 2.5 km of shoreline, marshland, fields and grassy areas. Picnic tables, barbecues and washrooms are available. There are two entrances, each with its own parking lot, at the north and south ends of the conservation area. Most trails are quite flat; several of them are wide and smooth enough to be wheelchair accessible. A variety of wildlife may be seen in the conservation area, including birds, insects, snakes and mammals ranging from chipmunks and squirrels to deer.

Image gallery[edit]

Gallery of variety of terrain in Lemoine Point Conservation Area
Woodland trail near shore of Lake Ontario 
Trail through open field near airport 
Marshy shoreline on Collins Bay 
Deer crossing broad trail 
Main parking lot 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lemoine Point Conservation Area". Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°13′30″N 76°36′43″W / 44.225°N 76.612°W / 44.225; -76.612