• Park
    Purdon Conservation Area
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Purdon Conservation Area is a breathtaking 62 acre park with a lovely history. In the 1930s, a man named Joe Pardon discovered a small group of native orchards in the region. He cultivated and cared for the colony for over 50 years, growing it to over 16,000 blooms. His legacy has since been continued under the care of the MIssissippi Valley Conservation Area, preserving the orchids for years to come. Understandably, this park has become a popular photography destination with visitors coming from all over to experience the Showy Lady Slipper orchids in bloom, starting in mid-June. Explore the region by hiking along the forested, well-marked trails. In the winter months, explore these trails by snowshoes, or cross-country skis. The park also contains a fully accessible boardwalk and authentic beaver pond!



Watersheds

  • Traditional Territories

  • Treaties

Address
Concession Rd 8, Lanark Highlands, ON K0G 1M0

  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • -24°
    Feels like -36°
Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy until afternoon.

    • Humidity

    • 61%
    • Precipitation

    • 0%
    • Precip. type

    • None
    • UV Index

    • 0
    • Visibility

    • 16.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 7:37 AM
    • Sunset

    • 4:59 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 58.7kph
    • Wind speed

    • 23.7kph
    • Wind direction

    • Northwest

    • Tuesday

    • -9°
    • -23°
    • Wednesday

    • -8°
    • Thursday

    • -6°
    • Friday

    • -6°
    • -21°
    • Saturday

    • -6°
    • -22°
    • Sunday

    • -5°
    • -16°
    • Monday

    • -2°
    • -16°

We were getting up at 6 o’clock in the morning, even earlier just to canoe on the lake and enjoy the mist rose from the lake, we wept that we got to be part of this.



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