Falls Reserve Conservation Area
From: April To: October
At Benmiller, the Maitland valley becomes steeper and increasingly scenic along the river’s course. Falls Reserve Conservation Area offers camping amidst lovely, quiet surroundings. The park has campsites, a day-use picnic area, showers, snack booth, a playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball court and ball fields. The 230-acre park rests on the terraced banks of the valley, where nature trails lead through hilly terrain covered by hardwood and evergreen forest. The river runs over a series of shallow limestone ledges, picturesque falls and deep pools that provide excellent swimming and fishing. When water levels are high enough, the Maitland River makes a scenic canoe route from Wingham to Benmiller; below that point it has hazardous rapids that should only be negotiated by expert white water paddlers. The park also hosts special events such as a fishing derby and music jamboree.