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Friday, December 7, 2018 by Sandy

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CONDITIONS AT A GLANCE

Island Lake Conservation Area
  • Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday for a $5 self-serve fee. Closed on weekends.
  • Watercraft rentals and lake access are CLOSED for the season.  Lakefront family washroom open.
  • The lake has started to freeze and is extremely unsafe. Stay off the ice.
~  Lakeside Trail 
  • Open
  • Trails are snow covered at this time and trail surface may vary.
  • 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 during daylight hours for a $5 self-serve fee.
  • Trails are snow covered at this time and trail surface may vary.
  • Washrooms available Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m. only.
  • Road Construction:  As of June 25, 2018, portions of Winston Churchill Blvd will be closed for construction and road rehabilitation.  See details below.
Belfountain Conservation Area
  • CLOSED for the season. Reopens May 2019.
  • No access to the site is permitted.
Ken Whillans Resource Management Area
  • CLOSED for the season. Reopens April 2019.
  • Caledon Trail parking is closed for the season. Reopens in spring 2019 when conditions permit.
  • No access to the site is permitted.
Cheltenham Badlands
  • CLOSED for the season. Reopens May 2019.
  • No access to the site for parking or viewing the feature.

GENERAL TRAIL USE AND CLOSURES

  • With more unpredictable weather it is common for trail or park closures due to high winds or severe or unsafe weather. If trail systems 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 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday for a $5 self-serve fee. Closed on weekends.
  • The lake has started to freeze and is extremely unsafe. Stay off the ice.
  • Trails are snow covered at this time and trail surface may vary.
  • Rental store and all water access are closed for the season.

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

  • Open during daylight hours for a self-serve admission fee.
  • Visitor’s Welcome Center closed for the season.
  • Trails are snow covered at this time and trail surface may vary.
  • Washrooms available Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m. only.
  • Road Construction:  Please be 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 travelling from Belfountain: Travel south on Mississauga Rd, west on King and north on Winston Churchill. If travelling from Orangeville: Travel south on Hwy 10, west on King and north on Winston Churchill.

Belfountain Conservation Area

  • CLOSED for the season. Reopens May 2019.
  • PICNIC POLICY: 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 2019 outings visit Island Lake CA or Terra Cotta CA if you are interested in picnicking for periods longer than 30 minutes. If you 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

  • CLOSED for the season. Reopens April 2019.
  • Caledon Trail parking is also closed for the season.
  • No access to the site is permitted.