Sinclair’s Bush is a 46 hectare forest. The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority acquired a 1.6 hectare parcel of land within Sinclair’s Bush in 1987, through Carolinian Canada.
Conservation Areas are NOT off-leash dog parks. ALL DOGS AND PETS MUST BE LEASHED. UNLEASHED PETS ARE A FINEABLE OFFENCE. CLEAN-UP AFTER YOUR PET! Section 10.-(2) and (3) Under the Conservation Authorities Act.
The Ministries of Natural Resources and Culture and Communication’s Ontario Heritage Trust provided the funding. This trust contributed 50% of the cost, which was matched by Wildlife Habitat Canada and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (through a donation from Union Gas – Chatham).
Approximately, 33 hectares of private lands in Sinclair’s bush are protected through landowner cooperation.
Sinclair’s Bush is located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. From Blenheim take Chatham Street south (County Rd.11) (which turns into County Rd. 3). Continue south onto Talbot Trail (Hwy. 3) heading northeast. Turn south onto Harwich Road. Sinclair’s Bush is located on the northeast corner of Harwich Road and Sinclair Line.
Lat/Long 42.319, -81.937 UTM 422820, 4685665
Sinclair’s Bush offers hiking trails. This forest is open for dayuse from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. year-round, free of charge.
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Sinclair’s Bush is Carolinian Canada Site #29 of the Natural Heritage Stewardship Program. This forest is also an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. Seven provincially rare species are found here, including the Pawpaw Tree, Tulip Tree, Carrey’s Sedge and the Winged Monkey Flower. This forest is an undisturbed, original forest.
Harwich Road - Chatham-Kent