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 Arkona Lions Museum 

Discover what fossil hunters from around the world already know – Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre. This popular international attraction is located at beautiful Rock Glen Conversation Area near Arkona, Ontario, at 8680 Rock Glen Road.

Travel back in time at the museum and see Devonian-period fossils that are more than 350 million years old.

The Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre offers: 

 
  • North America’s finest fossils from the Devonian geological period almost 400 million years ago
  • Local First Nations artifacts
  • Majestic scenic waterfall more than 10 metres (35 feet) in height
  • Hiking trails and accessible trails
  • Museum and information centre
  • Picnic areas and playground
  • Two pavilions are available for rent – Small pavilion for $21 per day large pavilion for $32 per day. (All fees are subject to change.)
 

Hours of Operation / Admission:
July - August:  Open daily, from 12pm-5pm, or by appointment.
April, May, June, September and October:  Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 5pm.

Admission to the conservation area / park provides free admission to the museum when it is open. Free parking is also available.

Arkona Lions
8680 Rock Glen Road Arkona, Ontario
April-October: 519 828-3071
November-March: 519 235-2610

Driving directions:  From Sarnia or London take Exit 44 off Highway 402 to Arkona on County Road 79. This popular park is located at 8680 Rock Glen Road, two kilometres outside of Arkona.


Rock Glen Conservation Area

Rock Glen Conservation Area is a 27-hectare area of scenic, historic and geological significance.  It has been selected has one of Canada’s top 25 locations for family-friendly and budget-friendly attractions. (Source: Outdoor Canada 98).

 
  • Hike the scenic Ausable Gorge
  • View Rock Glen Conservation Area's important Carolinian forest
  • Stairs, boardwalks and bridge allow visitors to safely explore the steep sides of the glen and the 10.7-metre high waterfall just upstream of the Ausable River. The Lookout, washroom, museum and some trails are wheel-chair accessible
  • The scenic Rock Glen Falls can be viewed from the Lookout or go exploring for fossils at the bottom of the falls in the Rock Glen Gorge
  • Visitors and amateur archaeologists from all parts of North America have found many fossils in the exposed beds dating back 350 million years. Scientific names for these ancient treasures include crinoids, brachiopods and trilobites.
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    For more information phone 519 828-3071 (May to October), or 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 in the off-season, or visit www.abca.on.ca.

    Gate fee at Rock Glen Conservation Area is (as of August, 2010) $3.76 including the HST. (All fees are subject to change).

    Hours (subject to change):  The park opens daily from 9am to dusk, from May to October.

    Hours of Operation/Admission:

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    Park Admission

    Price

    Adults and Children over 6

    $2.00

    Children under 6

    FREE

    Car Load

    $5.00

    School Group on Bus

    $2.00 per person