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Hurkett Cove Conservation Area

Conservation Area
Hurkett Cove Conservation Area Trail Map – LRCA Staff

Hurkett Cove Conservation Area, located on Black Bay in the Township of Dorion, is a naturalist's paradise. The area is excellent for botanising, picnicking and photography. A pavilion with picnic tables and displays was built in 2001-02.

In 2005, Andy Bezener of "Birds Ontario" selected Hurkett Cove as one of the top birding sites in Ontario. See songbirds along the trail, raptors overhead, and waterfowl and shorebirds in the Cove or along the Black Bay shore. Choose Hurkett Cove if you are looking for an exciting place to view wildlife or visit for a day trip. Birding experts consider Hurkett Cove Conservation Area to be the “Pelee of the North!”

Some of the bird species that have been observed at Hurkett Cove Conservation Area include the Horned lark, Common Goldeneye, Short-eared owl, Common Loon, Bald Eagle, Blue Jay, Gray Jay, Cedar Waxwing and many others. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Recreational Opportunities

Area Features:

-parking lot

-picnic tables


-BBQ grills

-trail (Approx. 2 km one-way)

-interpretive facilities

-outdoor privies

-approx. 125 hectares

-one of Ontario’s best and most renowned birding sites

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets must be leashed at all times. Please pick up after your pets.


Seasons Accessible





$2.00 per vehicle parking fee or purchase an Explore Card Parking Pass.

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