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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Sandy

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CONDITIONS AT A GLANCE

Island Lake Conservation Area
  • Open from 8:00 am-7:00 pm daily.
  • Watercraft rentals are OPEN with a YELLOW FLAG.  Personal pleasure craft are permitted.
  •  Minnows are unavailable for the rest of the season.
  • FALL COLOURS REPORT: 10% colour change.
~  Lakeside Trail 
  • Trail is open
  • 4th Avenue access parking: Please respect that Home Hardware is a private business and use only the 12 designated trail parking spaces generously provided. Additional access and parking information can be found at www.cvc.ca/VBLT
Terra Cotta Conservation Area
  • Open from 8:00 am-7:00 pm daily. A self-serve fee or valid membership card displayed on your car dash applies Monday-Friday.
  • The Gatehouse Visitors Welcome Centre is open on weekends only.
  • Fall Festival will take place October 6-7 and 13-14, visit fallfest.ca for tickets. Festival admission fees will be in effect.
  • Road Construction:  As of June 25, 2018, portions of Winston Churchill Blvd will be closed for construction and road rehabilitation.  See details below.
  • FALL COLOURS REPORT: 10% colour change.
Belfountain Conservation Area
  • Open 8:00 am-7:00 pm daily.
  • At this time of year weekends can be very busy. To avoid extended wait times, weekday visits are encouraged.
  • FALL COLOURS REPORT: 10% colour change.
Ken Whillans Resource Management Area
  • Monday – Friday: trails and parking are open during daylight hours, $5 self serve admission fee or membership applies.
  • Weekends and Holidays: bait shop, washrooms and watercraft rentals reopen from 8:00 am-7:00 pm and regular admission applies.
  • FALL COLOURS REPORT: 10% colour change.
Cheltenham Badlands
  • Open seven (7) days a week 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Fees payable at the Pay and Display machines located in the parking lot
  • SHUTTLE SERVICE will be operated on weekends and holidays until October 28  departing from Terra Cotta Conservation Area
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to wet conditions, the trail has been closed from the parking lot to the feature.  Please use the sidewalk to access the feature.

GENERAL TRAIL USE

  • With more unpredictable weather it is common for trail or park closures due to high winds or severe or unsafe weather. If trail system are marked as closed, please respect and obey all posted signs. For park updates and closures due to weather and trail conditions, CVC’s corporate website at www.cvc.ca will display a red headline box at the top of all pages. You may also check back here for park conditions.

Island Lake Conservation Area

  • Open for Fall hours from 8:00 am-7:00 pm daily.
  • Please obey all posted signage and take care when using the trail.
  • All fishing seasons are OPEN.
  • For online picnic bookings please visit www.picnics.ca For equipment and boat rentals please visit our CVC store.

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

  • Open for Fall hours 8:00 am-7:00 pm daily.
  • For online picnic bookings please visit www.picnics.ca.
  • Fall Festival will take place October 6-7 and 13-14, visit fallfest.ca for tickets.
  • Road Construction:  Please by aware that as of June 25, 2018, portions of Winston Churchill Blvd will be closed for construction and road rehabilitation.  This project’s estimated completion is May 2019, during which time Winston Churchill will have intermittent closures beginning at Olde Base Line. If traveling from Belfountain: Travel south on Mississauga rd, west on King and north on Winston Churchill. If traveling from Orangeville: Travel south on Hwy 10, west on King and north on Winston Churchill.

Belfountain Conservation Area

  • Open for Fall hours 8:00 am-7:00 pm daily.
  • PICNIC POLICY IN EFFECT: Day camping is no longer permitted and all 10 available picnic tables now have a 30 minute maximum time limit to ensure that all visitors have access to resting areas if needed. No barbecues are permitted at Belfountain CA. When planning your 2018 outings visit Island Lake CA or Terra Cotta CA if you are interested in picnicking for periods longer than 30 minutes. If would like to visit Belfountain, but have plans to picnic, remember you can use your receipt for free admission to any CVC parks the same day.

 Ken Whillans Resource Management Area

  • Open for the season from 8:00am-7:00pm daily. Monday to Friday is now self serve use only; watercraft, washrooms and the shop are not available. Regular service will resume on weekends and holidays.
  • Caledon Trailway: remember to park in the designated area. Parking is allowed at Ken Whillans lot only if the Caledon Trailway lot is full, however please check with staff on parking lot hours of operation and restrictions.