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Park Conditions

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Sandy

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CONDITIONS AT A GLANCE

Island Lake Conservation Area
  • Park will be open daily 8:00 a.m until 3:00 p.m. for a $5 self-serve fee.
  • Our last day of the Maple Syrup Festival will be held on Saturday March 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Trail is open with some snow cover, and icy patches. Please use caution as conditions vary with the weather.
  • The North Shore parking lot is open.
  • Fishing is CLOSED for the season. Please stay off the lake due to dangerous ice conditions.
  • Skating is CLOSED for the season.
  • All rentals are CLOSED for the season.
  • 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 with some snow cover, and icy patches. Please use caution as conditions vary with the weather.
  • Click here for map of the lake and trails.
  • No winter maintenance.
  • 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 by clicking the link the left.
Terra Cotta Conservation Area
  • Terra Cotta CA is open daily from 8:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m.
  • Trail is open with some snow cover, and icy patches. Please use caution as conditions vary with the weather.
  • The Maple Syrup Festival will resume on Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th.
  • Snowshoe rentals are CLOSED for the season.
  • Ski rentals are CLOSED for the season.
  • Skating trail and rink are CLOSED for the season.
  • 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 late 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 is permitted.
Meadowvale Conservation Area
  • Trails at Meadowvale Conservation Area, around our Head Office building, are currently CLOSED due to ice conditions.

 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.