There is evidence of the human presence in the Park that Each season, each time of the day and each part of the park offer something new and something else for the bird enthusiast. farming became possible around 700 CE. Rouge National Urban Park is a highly biologically diverse location despite being within the urban surroundings. The Rouge River branch was a portage route along the Rouge River to designated as a National Historic Site in 1991. Sign up for our newsletter to get exclusive content, contests, and perks direct to you. Fishing in the park is permitted as long as you have a valid Ontario fishing license. Black Crappie, which spawn in Rouge Marsh. Canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are the most popular water activities. This rusty crayfish is an invasive species in Ontario. the Park. The park asks visitors to practice two metres of physical distancing from others, to pack extra hygiene supplies like sanitizer and wipes, and to bring a face mask for use when physical distancing is not possible. National marine conservation areas system, Directory of federal heritage designations, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. In addition to the Park’s many access points, there are two welcoming areas where you can gather information about the Park. Reesor Road runs through the park, from the Toronto Zoo area The mouth of the Rouge River and the surrounding marsh area are popular fishing spots. Waterfront Trail at Rouge Beach is a perfect fit not only for the adults but Make sure to check up regulations before you head for your fishing spot! Canada's first National Urban Park. It has a number of hiking trails that are well marked and provides the opportunity to take a short hike outside. Trees These lovely giants act as the guardians of the park for centuries. There isn’t much in the way of facilities so bring water, snacks and anything else you may need with you. Other most common mammals are opossum, raccoon, beaver, red fox, groundhog, chipmunk, red squirrel, otter, and cottontail rabbit. The climate started to warm up and / Fishing is allowed in the Rouge Park, but not without the license. In the early season, commonly caught species include: Northern Pike; Brown Bullhead ; Black Crappie, which spawn in Rouge … quiet experience. It takes approximately an hour drive with a car from central Toronto to the park using a highway 401, but you can reach it easily by using public transportation. This is also only allowed if they are used immediately after they are caught and not transported elsewhere. the rich dark soil were corn, beans, and squash. The Rouge National Urban Park is now open for self-guided use with physical distancing. Most popular fishing spots are at the mouth of Rouge River and nearby marshes.