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.

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.