Dorchester Mill Pond

dorchester mill pond in the fall with the leaves changing
Contact Information
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Middlesex County


The Dorchester Mill Pond is a beautiful Carolinian forest, including black cherry and white oak. The Dorchester Mill Pond is also home to many different species of birds and mammals including cottontails, raccoons and white tail deer. The pond itself boasts beautiful yellow water lilies and is inhabited by waterfowl, turtles, bass, and even beaver - a rarity in Southwestern Ontario. You can start your hike from the parking lot off Mill Road and stroll around the entire perimeter of the pond along the established nature trail and over wooden walkways and bridges. Enjoy the panoramic view from the lookout deck on the east side or perhaps see flocks of Canada geese land on the water as you watch from the unique wooden bridge at the south end of the pond.