The Pinecone Forest
Pinecone Forest Nature Sanctuary is an eco-friendly retreat where individuals, families and
groups can experience nature in a majestic forest setting.
Located on the York River and Conroys Marsh, the scenery and
wildlife are spectacular year round.
tours are by canoe and kayak and typically take from 3-4 hours for the shorter tour, or 5-6 hours for the longer tour.
If you can't find the nature experience you're looking for
below, give us a calla package to suit your individual
needs and travel plans will be designed specifically for you.
Traversing a beaver dam on Conroys
Taking a break at the sandbanks
on Conroys Marsh
in the heart of the Madawaska Valley, is a nature lovers
paradise awaiting discovery. This 2,400 hectare wetland lies
at the confluence of the York, Little Mississippi and Madawaska
Rivers about an hour's drive south-east of Algonquin Park.
The entire marsh complex with its bogs, fens, shallow lakes
and watercourses is designated an Area of National and Scientific
Interest (ANSI), and has recently been designated a conservation
reserve under "Ontario's Living Legacy initiative.
For the wildlife-viewer,
the Marsh is host to a wide range of aquatic and shoreline
plants, blue heron, American bittern, bald eagle, osprey, kingfishers, turtles, muskrat,
beaver, deer and even the occasional sighting of moose. From
season to season, and from year to year, the Marsh is in constant
fluxcreating a lure that no nature enthusiast can ignore.
Tailored for folks who are already staying in the area and are
looking for a nature adventure on Conroys Marsh and the York
River. Canoes and equipment supplied.
Starting at $150 for a 4-6 hour tour
Discounts for guests who supply their
own canoes and kayaks. Please bring your own snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat etc.
Tailored for small groups, nature clubs and organizations
who enjoy exploring the natural environment and seek a special
retreat in the wilds without big compromises on comfort. Personal
tentsites, use of chalet with screened verandah, group campfire
and complete access to the Pinecone Forest. Eco-retreats can be facilitated throughout the summer and features a guided canoe/kayak
excursion on Conroys Marsh/York River.
$169.00 per person.
$279.00 per couple.
(minimum 6 people)
Discounts for guests
who bring their own canoes and kayaks.
SENIORS, SINGLES, COUPLES AND GROUPS WELCOME
Call ahead for reservations
a nature sanctuary, fishing, hunting, motorboats, ATVs, snowmobiles
and pets are not permitted. Although we cannot control what
happens outside The Pinecone Forest, we offer peace and tranquility
for all our guests and the forest creatures within our
691 Pinecrest Road, Boulter ON K0L
1G0, Canada 613-332-3651