Four Seasons of Recreation Await!

Connect with nature and explore 820 acres of lake, wetland and forests, located at the headwaters of the Credit River in Orangeville.

Experience everything nature has to offer. Cast a line, paddle on the lake, walk the trails, or picnic by the forest. In the colder weather, safely explore a frozen lake with a fishing rod, skates or snowshoes.

Enjoy the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail, the park’s signature eight-kilometre trail, that leads you around the perimeter of the lake.

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

  • Practice physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) apart.
  • Wear a mask where physical distancing is a challenge. A mandatory face covering is required for admittance to buildings in accordance with the local public health unit.
  • Adhere to provincial social gathering guidelines.
  • Keep your dog on leash and at least two metres (six feet) away from other dogs and people.
  • Respect the instructions provided by our dedicated staff.
  • Consider bringing your own hand sanitizer as there are limited hand-washing facilities available.
  • Respect all signage, facility closures and no parking areas. Illegal parking subject to fines and towing.
  • Read all park rules.
  • Check park advisories before leaving home for the latest updates at each park.
  • For parks that require admission fees, use online payment for contactless entry. Debit and credit card purchases are available with tap. Use cash only when you don’t have another option.
  • Visitor and parking capacity limits are in effect to ensure physical distancing. Be prepared to turn back if a property is full.
  • Limit your stay. Leave time for others to visit while reducing the number of people onsite at one time.
  • Be patient and prepare for extended wait times while we process you safely.

Activities

Trails

Trail Name Length Difficulty Stroller Friendly

This trail circles Island Lake and links to local trails in Orangeville and Mono. It’s name after CVC’s retired General Manager, Vicki Barron. Resting spots highlighting scenic vistas, lake spanning bridges and provide opportunities for wildlife viewing. Motorized vehicles are not permitted. Trail surface is crushed stone and decking. Rest areas are less than
800 m apart.

Available Activities

8 km
Moderate
Yes

This Town of Mono trail provides access to Island Lake from the Hockley Road parking lot. You can connect to the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail at the western edge of the North Dam. Trail surface is crushed stone and decking. Rest areas are less than 500 m apart.

Available Activities

1 km
Easy
Yes

This Town of Mono trail intersects with the Island Lake Family Trail near the Hockley Road parking lot. Walk through the forest before you connect to the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail at the eastern edge of the North Dam. Trail surface is crushed stone and decking. No rest areas on this trail.

Available Activities

1.2 km
Easy
Yes

Wonder through the long-standing maple-beech forest, where maple syrup is still made today. Enjoy the cool breeze under the shade of the tree canopy. This trail is not maintained in the winter. Trail surface is crushed stone, soil and wood chips. Rest areas are less than 750 m apart.

Available Activities

1.2 km
Moderate
No

This trail features memorial trees and gardens dedicated to loved ones through the Dods & McNair Memorial Program. You’ll also come across an experimental nut plantation, see the Kerry Landman Memorial Tree and pass by a beautiful stone wall built by Eric Landman as a tribute to his wife. Trail surface is crushed stone, soil and mowed vegetation. Rest areas are less than 500 m apart.

Available Activities

1.6 km
Easy
No

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