JP Webster Nature Preserve

Nipissing Village

Discovery Routes


In 1998, the Nature Conservancy of Canada transferred ownership of the 131 hectare John P. Webster Nature Preserve to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority. The Nature Preserve has been established to preserve the land for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.

A highlight of the J.P. Webster Nature Preserve is a number of bright green boulders scattered throughout the property. The green colour is derived from the lichens that live on the rock’s surface. The trail provides access to Busch Lake.

In 2017, Trans Canada Trail made its way through the village of Nipissing and along Alsace Rd, connecting to the JP Webster Nature Preserve. This section of the Trans Canada Trail is named in memory of Pat Haufe, former Mayor for the Township of Nipissing. Pat also served as a member of the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Authority.

Ownership North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Management North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Length 2.5 km
Amenities Parking
Surface Natural

Rules for Use

  • pets must be leashed at all times
  • No ATVs or motorized vehicles in the J.P Webster Nature Preserve
  • Do not climb fences or take shortcuts

For More Information

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
15 Janey Ave, North Bay, ON

The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.