May 27, 2020 Update: The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is continuing to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and is taking precautions to keep our workplace safe for staff, visitors and partners across the watershed.

All conservation areas are open to hiking as of May 22, 2020. Please note that Millennium Conservation Area is now a one-way trail: head right upon entry to the trailhead.

Your patience, cooperation and support is appreciated during this time. Please continue to visit our website for updates. Stay safe.

Ball's Mill Conservation Area

Ball’s Mill is located north of Cobourg in Hamilton Township and consists of 38.1 acres (15.7 ha). The land was acquired on November 6, 1974 and offers both woodland trails and a pond - great for exploring and spotting wildlife. You can walk, fish or relax near the dam, pond or stream.

Ball's Mill 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 Ball's Mill CA:

  • Take Highway 401 to County Road 45 (Norwood/Cobourg exit)
  • Travel north to the village of Baltimore
  • Turn left on Harwood Road
  • Travel .25 km to Ball’s Mill located on east side of road