10. Joseph W. Csubak Memorial Viewing Area (Joe’s Lookout)

 

This splendid view of Turkey Point Marsh is the legacy left by a local man’s vision.

 

The Joseph W. Csubak Memorial Viewing Area overlooks Turkey Point Marsh and Inner Long Point Bay from Front Road

The Joseph W. Csubak Memorial Viewing Area overlooks Turkey Point Marsh and Inner Long Point Bay from Front Road. The above photo was taken August 7, 2013.

 

Joe Csubak was the driving force behind rejuvenating the lookout.  He had suggested the viewing area be cleaned up so everyone could enjoy the wonderful vista.  Over time, the view had become obscured as trees and shrubs grew and the area overlooking the marsh had been used as a dumping ground.  

This look out has been a popular spot for tourists and birders for many years.  Situated on a high bluff, it provides a fantastic view of the large Turkey Point marsh.  There is no public access, so this stop is the only way to view this wetland.  The primary draw of this site is migrating waterfowl. 

Joe was one of the inaugural members of the Norfolk Land Stewardship Council and served on the LPRCA board for almost twenty years.  Joe could “wear a lot of hats” and ably represented the interests of anglers, hunters, farmers and conservationists.  He offered sage advice on conservation issues of importance to our community and landscape.

LPRCA paid tribute to Joe Csubak by taking the lead to cleanup the viewing area and naming the lookout in memory of the former member.  

Pull off at this stop and enjoy looking out over the Turkey Point marsh.  Work has been undertaken by local conservation groups to restore the open water marsh habitat that lies in front of you. 

The viewing area is maintained through a partnership agreement between Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) Norfolk County and the landowner (Cannonball Club).

 

Contact Name: 
Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Telephone: 
519-8428-4242
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