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Port Hope Conservation Area

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Unique Afternoon Spot

This is a fun place to stop in the afternoon for all ages. A short distance from the parking lot is... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Peterborough, Canada
2018 Spectacular salmon run

My family and I had the most amazing time today watching the salmon run. The sight of hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
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“salmon”(16 reviews)
“fish ladder”(7 reviews)
“rushing water”(2 reviews)
Choate Road & Cavan Street, Port Hope, Ontario L0A 1B0, Canada
+1 905-885-8173
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Just a short drive from the town centre. Although we visited at a later time of the season, you can still see a bunch of fish (probably trout) swimming and jumping in the river. Because the water is quite shallow, they are easily spotted. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a fun place to stop in the afternoon for all ages. A short distance from the parking lot is a dam where you can see fish jumping upstream. I'm not an expert so I don't know the best time of day/year to go....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank erinf433
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My family and I had the most amazing time today watching the salmon run. The sight of hundreds of salmon lining up to jump upstream was truly breathtaking. We can’t help but to cheer for them and humbled by their resilience. It was easily accessible...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Global31116
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Came to this spot with several families to watch the salmon jump. The kids found it exciting whenever they saw one attempt to jump upstream. The good thing was the easy access from the parking lot and there was no issue with parking when we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Visionsbydavid
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The scenery is decent and the place is a nice spot to take photos. If possible, going during the Salmon run would be advisable, as that is what the spot is popular for. The place is a good starting point for hikes/trails.

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We came here today for a nice walk along the river. I understand at certain times of the year you can come here and watch the salmon run. We would like to come back for that for sure! A very peaceful place.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 30 March 2018

In season you can stand and watch the salmon using the fish ladder, you can also walk along the river. Beautiful

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Helen N
Reviewed 5 October 2017

In early October, 2017, I went to both the fish ladder and Port Hope to see migrating salmon and trout. At this particular time, viewing the fish at the ladder was mainly in the water, with fish occasionally jumping. In the town, however, the viewing...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank TripPlanner222
Reviewed 9 September 2017

It's great watching hundreds of fish congregate at the bottom of the dam all trying to get up the rushing water. If you've never had the experience its a must see. Up the hill where the fence is, there is the fish tagging station where...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sandyb12344
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A couple times a year salmon and trout will swim up the river and this is the one of the best places to watch them swim up the river. It is truely amazing watching them jump up the fish latter. You can not fish here...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Myetman
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Hugo F
28 September 2018|
Response from Paul Y |
i want to know too
Murugaiya K
10 July 2018|
Response from Visionsbydavid |
They are now starting to 'run'.