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Friday, July 19, 2019 by Sandy

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CONDITIONS AT A GLANCE

Island Lake Conservation Area
  • Open weekends and holidays – 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  and weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • The Upper Trail at the Memorial Forest is CLOSED for regeneration.
    • There is a  RED FLAG on the water.RENTALS ARE CLOSED. Personal watercraft’s are permitted at this time with caution of changing weather conditions.
    • ALL watercraft must be off the lake by 8:30PM
  • Please do not approach or disturb young bird or animal families. Early summer is a time where you will see many, but it is best for your safety and their well being to watch from a distance.
  • Fishing licences are no longer available in Orangeville. See below for more information on where to get a fishing licence.
~  Lakeside Trail at Island Lake
  • Trail is OPEN 
  • Click here for map
  • Staff are currently puttin up NEW TRAIL SIGNAGE. The project is incomplete at this time, do not rely on the new signage at this time until it is complete. Updates will be listed here.
  • 4th Avenue entrance is currently inaccessible for those with wheelchairs or other walking devices due to recent construction at the intersection resulting in an uneven trail entrance. Please use caution when entering the trail from this location.
  • 4th Avenue access parking: Please respect that Home Hardware is a private business and use only the 12 designated trail parking spaces generously provided. Trail users parking in undesignated parking spaces (the regular lot) will be towed at their own expense. Additional access and parking information can be found by clicking the link the left.
Terra Cotta Conservation Area
  • Open daily – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Visitors Welcome Centre is CLOSED.
  • The Shuttle service to Cheltenham Badlands will operate every weekend and holiday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from Terra Cotta Conservation Area (with paid admission).  Last shuttle leaves Badlands for return to Terra Cotta CA at 4:30 pm.
  • 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
  • Open  daily – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • There is no longer picnicking available, please see more information below.
  • This park is one of our most popular locations. Expect longer wait times and heavy traffic on weekends. Parking is limited so consider visiting in non-peak hours (early morning or late in the day).
Ken Whillans Resource Management Area
  • Open daily – 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Rentals are OPEN. Personal watercraft are permitted.
Cheltenham Badlands
  • Open daily – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Badlands trail is OPEN.
  • The Shuttle service to Cheltenham Badlands will operate every weekend and holiday from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from Terra Cotta Conservation Area (with paid admission).  Last shuttle leaves Badlands for return to Terra Cotta CA at 4:30 pm.
  • More information and FAQ’s here.

 

OTHER NOTICES

  • 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 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.
  • WHERE TO GET A FISHING LICENCE:
  • ROAD CONSTRUCTION NEAR TERRA COTTA:  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 November 29 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 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.
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