This 8-hectare green space tucked away in the north end of Simcoe is owned by the Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA). Fishing, walking and nature viewing are popular outdoor activities at Sutton Conservation. It is landscape that supports healthy living.
Due to the dramatic revival of the area, many locals refer to Sutton Conservation Area as “Resurrection Park.” The former mill pond has been restored to a coldwater stream and is home to several species of fish. A variety of trees, shrubs and grasses have been planted in the former reservoir area to enhance wildlife habitat.
A walking trail begins at the remnants of the old dam, meandering 1.5 km through the former reservoir area until ending at a viewing area overlooking a provincially significant wetland at the western edge of the property. A footbridge takes pedestrians across Davis Creek.
Patterson and Davis Creeks, both coldwater trout streams, converge at Sutton Conservation Area before flowing into the Lynn River. A diverse fish population makes this a popular fishing spot.