The Hersey Lake Conservation Area is a year-round facility located amidst the jack pine forests of northern Timmins. Spanning 560 acres, the centre provides the perfect locale for various outdoor activities, including on-land and water sports. Hersey Lake is the central attraction, surrounded by a large beach, several hiking trails, picnic areas, and amenities such as washrooms and parking lots.
Although dogs must always be on a leash in most conservation areas, there are also a series of “off-leash” areas for dog owners, such as the Rainbow Lake Loop trail, which allows pets to roam freely through nature. Another highlight is the Tamarack Interpretive trail, which has been specially designed to acquaint guests with various plants and animals unique to the northern area. Along the trail are stations that present historical information and facts about the area to read at periodic rest stops.