EC Brown

Notice

THIS CONSERVATION AREA IS OPEN FOR PASSIVE USE ONLY SUCH AS HIKING AND BIRDWATCHING. NO FACILITIES SUCH AS WASHROOMS ARE AVAILABLE. MAIN NPCA OFFICES & BUILDINGS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.

905-788-3135

480 River Rd, Welland, ON L3B 5N6

info@npca.ca

Year round, Sunrise to Sunset

Parking
Weddings
Picnic
Sailing
Fire
Boating
Water Skiing
Canoeing
Fishing
Geocaching
Camping
Forest
Hiking
Birding
Swimming
BBQ
RV
Cabin
Beach
Volleyball
Playground
Hunting
Winter
Splashpad
Ziplining
Wakeboarding
Paddleboarding
Washroom

This 15-hectare Conservation Area is located on the Welland River in the Town of Pelham. E.C. Brown provides fishing and non-motorized boating opportunities with shoreline frontage and a non-motorized boat launch, as well as a picnic pavilion. Hike the area trail and view wetland, meadow and sculpted forest landscapes constructed to enhance and diversify wildlife habitat.

Please note that the NPCA does not permit hunting access from E.C. Brown Conservation Area.

The non-motorized boat launch on-site will close to public access over the winter season, prior to ice formation to ensure the health and safety of conservation area visitors, as this launch is not monitored by staff daily.

The NPCA does not monitor ice conditions at these locations, or test ice thickness. Ice access from these locations is prohibited as on-ice winter recreation activities are not offered at this conservation area.

The NPCA will consider delaying these closures until the formation of ice is observed by staff. Those wishing to access the Welland River for late-fall and winter water/ice recreation should consider accessing from alternate locations and municipal boat launches.

The NPCA does manage a hunting program at Mud Lake and Binbrook Conservation Areas, which requires late-fall and winter season water access for controlled waterfowl hunting. The hunting program may close in advance due to ice formation.