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In light of COVID-19, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's conservation areas and all buildings, including the Ganaraska Forest Centre, will be closed to the public until further notice.

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.