Mill Pond Conservation Area in Portland: Trail Report

Mill Pond Conservation Area was found after taking a look at trails in and around the area of Perth. How was this one missed? With 6kms of trails through forestlands and multiple view points of the ponds, this was a great spot to trail run.

Suggested Stops

Perth to visit our friends at NorthFolk Cafe!

Important Insights

Foraging is not permitted in Ontario conservation areas.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) and Wendake-Nionwentsïo people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Mill Pond Conservation Area is managed by Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.

Suggested Stops

Perth to visit our friends at NorthFolk Cafe!

GPS Coordinates

44.771400349074504, -76.17939769639293

Street Address

County Rd 38, Portland, ON K0G 1V0

Directions

Hwy 417 West. Exit at Hwy 7 (South) towards Carleton Place. Follow Hwy 7 into Carlton Place, then take Hwy 15 (South) towards SmithFalls/Kingston. After passing Lombardy then Otter Lake, take County Rd 38 (on right) to destination. Parking lot clearly marked on right.

Parking

Large parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses located at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

3

Total Distance (km)

6

Elevation Gain (m)

30

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Marshlands, Interpretive Signs

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing, Geocaching

Dogs

Permitted on-leash. Absolutely no off-leash permitted. See the Ultimate Guide to Hiking with Dogs in Ottawa and Region.