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“Great place to walk your dog”

Fingal Wildlife Management Area
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Wide open space with great walking trails and not very busy during the week. The trails are wide and well maintained. My husband recently started taking his bike with the dog. Great exercise for all!

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very well thought out, well maintained, beautiful piece of reclaimed Carolinian habitat. Busy on summer weekends but otherwise quiet throughout the fall, spring & winter. 15 minutes from Port Stanley's award-winning beach!

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Nice spot but unfortunately geared toward dog (off leash) park and obvious many do not abide by the poop and scoop rule. Have gone at various times to figure out when the least amount of people are there...weekends are busiest for sure.

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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Fingal Wildlife Management area is the best place in Elgin County to walk. The trails are endless and the diversity of wildlife and scenery is incredible. In an afternoon you can walk through forest, field, pine tree tunnels and groves, ponds and historical sites with plaques and photo descriptions. Each season brings new scenery and variety. There are lots of happy dogs and the rules about picking up after them and controlling them when approaching others seem to be well respected. Everyone there seems to value the space and everyone using it. We have seen all kinds of songbird, deer, wild turkey and grouse. You must be very careful to respect the buffer zone during hunting season for obvious reasons. This place is as beautiful as any. We've been going for over ten years and from time to time still manage to get turned around and forget where we are, an incredible feeling so close to home and in an increasingly smaller world. It's a large space and usually we see one or two other walkers, otherwise it is peaceful and quiet.

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Reviewed 6 November 2014

We have 2 dogs, and were initiated into this space by other dog owners - this is an old base, now some of which is returned to crop land, but is a fantastic space for running, or walking dogs, or just existing outside of urban space. Outstanding space. We have been there a few times a month for years and years.

The area is divided - and BE CAREFUL - hunting is permitted at some times, not at others. The property is divided, so if it is a hunting day, you are warned. There are clear signs where the 'clear' area ends, the buffer zone begins, etc. I was there yesterday morning running the dogs, and was well into the marked zone - fine, because it was a non-hunting day (WELL POSTED) and heard gunfire, very close by. We turned around and retraced our steps.

I have many times found spent cartridges on the non-hunting side of the "park". And as far as I know there is no one to police activity there, just common consent. Given the sheer number of shots fired that I have heard on non-hi punting days (posted) , I tend to avoid the property entirely from October to March.

Out of season, our dogs, and many others, enjoy the opportunity to run and play on a giant and unmolested piece of property. I am so pleased it is being maintained this way, but wish there was more information available on boundaries, and some sort of active conversation happening about hunting

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