Embrace Your Love of Adventure at NPCA

Embrace Your Love of Adventure at NPCA

Another season of fun, adventure, and exploration has begun at NPCA

Lincoln, On — May 22, 2024 — The May long weekend brought with it excitement, discovery, and nature immersion as Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) welcomed the community to its parks and opened Chippawa Creek and Long Beach Conservation Areas for overnight camping, water recreation, and so much more!  Visitors will experience some exciting new features at several NPCA parks this season. The new accessible trail systems that have been established at Rockway and Caves Springs Conservation Areas allow all to experience time in nature, while other parks have seen improvements along trails and parking areas, with added signage and safety features. With 41 parks spread across the Niagara Peninsula watershed, the NPCA encourages visitors to embrace the beauty of nature, indulge in recreational activities outdoors, and engage in educational experiences.


 As NPCA opens for the summer operating season, visitors should anticipate increased attendance and participation in many outdoor and recreational activities such as water recreation opportunities and hiking trails. Alicia Powell, Manager of Conservation Areas Programs and Services, expresses enthusiasm for the upcoming season, “We are thrilled to get back into nature as we kickoff the 2024 season! At Chippawa Creek and Long Beach, we are pleased to welcome back seasonal campers and overnight camping guests. At Balls Falls, visitors can experience the best of the Niagara Benchlands, exploring the escarpment trails and touring the 1800’s Heritage Village. Binbrook is back in action for the summer with plenty to see, do, and experience for the whole family. And of course, at each of our conservation areas, there are so many great opportunities for the community to explore natural wonders!”


Visitor safety remains a top priority for NPCA. All guests are reminded to adhere to park rules and regulations, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone and the environment. As the swimming, fishing and paddling season begins, water safety precautions are emphasized. Visitors are reminded to use caution on or nearby bodies of water, and that wind, weather and water quality conditions are subject to frequent change.  The NPCA encourages guests to stay on the designated trails and pathways to ensure the protection and preservation of natural areas and to minimize the likelihood of exposure to plants like poison ivy, and certain insects and arachnids, like ticks. Refer to the Niagara Regions website for information on how to prevent, identify and manage exposure to ticks: Public Health - Niagara Region, Ontario. To stay safe in nature this summer, visitors are also reminded to check local weather reports and come prepared for a day in the outdoors, with appropriate footwear and clothing, a refillable water bottle, and any supplies needed for their day trip or camping adventure!

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About Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority: As a community-based natural resource management agency, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority envisions a healthy and vibrant natural environment with shared greenspace and clean water for all.

NPCA’s work supports the conservation, enhancement, and sustainability of healthy watersheds with programs and services that focus on drinking water source protection, flood and hazard management, endangered species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, education, and land management. NPCA is the caretaker of 41 conservation areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture, and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

For more information, press only:

Gillian Mackey
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
(O) 905-788-3135 x 247
(C) 905-933-4860

For more information on NPCA, contact:

Alicia Powell (BSc, MA, PhD)
Manager, Conservation Areas Programs and Services
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA)
905.788.3135 Ext 326