Richardson's Lookout Conservation Area

Located west of Garden Hill in the Municipality of Port Hope (formerly Hope Township), this 3.02-acre (1.2 ha) property was acquired on December 31, 1962. A platform provides a panoramic view of the headwaters of the Ganaraska River and the Ganaraska Forest.

Richardson's Lookout CA is closed (no winter maintenance) from mid-October through to May.

While visiting, please respect neighbouring private properties and stay on GRCA Conservation Area land.

Please report any illegal dumping: 1-866-293-8379

How to get to Richardson's Lookout CA:

  • Take Highway 401
  • Exit at Welcome
  • Travel north to County Road 10 and follow this to Ganaraska Road 9
  • Go west 3 km to the north side of Dean’s Hill
  • Take Highway 401.
  • Exit at Highway 115/35.
  • Travel 16 km to Kirby.
  • Turn right at Kirby onto Ganaraska Road 9.
  • Travel east 10 km to Richardson’s Lookout on north side of Dean’s Hill.