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    Backus Heritage Conservation Area
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Backus Heritage Conservation Area is a must-see for history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike. Take a step back in time and explore life in rural Ontario in the early 19th century. There are 15 historic buildings and a local history museum. The conservation area even hosts an annual reenactment of the War of 1812 in autumn! Here, you will also find stunning nature hikes, amazing fishing opportunities, and picturesque camping and picnicking spots. There is a Mill pond filled with rainbow trout that is used for the Kids, Cops, and Canadian Tire Fishing Derby each summer. At Backus Heritage Conservation Area you will also find a conservation education centre where you can learn about the local biodiversity!



Watersheds

  • Traditional Territories

  • Treaties

Address
1267 2nd Concession Rd RR # 1, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0

  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • Feels like 2°
Rain throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

    • Humidity

    • 93%
    • Precipitation

    • 100%
    • Precip. type

    • Rain
    • UV Index

    • 1
    • Visibility

    • 4.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 7:45 AM
    • Sunset

    • 5:24 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 63.2kph
    • Wind speed

    • 17.7kph
    • Wind direction

    • South

    • Thursday

    • -4°
    • Friday

    • -5°
    • -12°
    • Saturday

    • -5°
    • -14°
    • Sunday

    • -5°
    • -14°
    • Monday

    • -7°
    • -14°
    • Tuesday

    • -4°
    • -12°
    • Wednesday

    • -10°
    • -14°

Back in the 80’s, I was involved in one of the gravel hearings in an effort to protect the creek – in the end we lost which turned me off the whole thing for a while. But then seeing my son's work on the creek and seeing the great turn around – the restoration on Mill Creek is a great success story.



Mill Creek, ON - Dave Rodgers
Cambridge