Park Advisories

Stay up-to-date with the Latest Park Advisories

We provide regular updates about park conditions. Review this page before your visit for the latest updates. For more information, review our visitor rules.

Please follow our COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines.

Park Status

Open during operating hours

Open – Reservations Required

  • Reservations are now available and can be made up to two weeks in advance of the reservation date. Book online.

Trail Status

  • The South side of the Gorge Trail is currently under construction and closed to visitors. It is anticipated to be completed in July, 2022.
  • The staircase leading from the parking lot will be closed from 8:30am – 1pm on Wednesday June 29th due to tree removal. Visitors will be asked to use the roadway to access trails and heritage area during this time.

Activities

  • To preserve nature and history at Belfountain CA, picnicking, barbequing and day-camping are not permitted. To make your picnic reservation, visit Terra Cotta CA or Island Lake CA.
  • Shore fishing is temporarily not permitted until the newly planted restoration areas get established.

Parking

  • Large vehicles such as buses and RV’s are not permitted due to parking restrictions.

Continued Improvements

  • While the majority of the restortation of Belfountain Conservation Area is now complete, some construction will be ongoing until July 2022 while visitors are present.

 

Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Open during operating hours

Trail Status

  • The trail is multi-use, please use caution and be mindful of other trail users.
Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Parking

  • Only pedestrian access is available at 4thAvenue in Orangeville to the Lakeside Trail. The Home Hardware parking lot is closed indefinitely for trail users. Vehicles will be towed.

Activities

  • Shore fishing is available at designated locations along the south shore and from fishing piers. Panfish and Pike only.
  • Bass Derby will take place July 16th and 17th.  Information and a link to register are now available here.
  • Licence Free Family Fishing takes place July 2-10. Ontario Family Fishing is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters for free. The Ontario Government has designated four periods throughout the year as free fishing. Conservation Licence limits apply.

Sales and Rentals

  • Minnows are in stock at the rental shop.  Minnows from outside the Conservation Area are not permitted.
  • No walk-in trolling boats available at this time
Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Activities

  • Licence Free Family Fishing takes place July 2-10. Ontario Family Fishing is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters for free. The Ontario Government has designated four periods throughout the year as free fishing. Conservation Licence limits apply.
Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Park Status

  • Please consider visiting on weekdays or early mornings/late afternoons on weekends and holidays. 

Park Status

  • The arch at the mill ruins has been wrapped in construction fencing due to health and safety concerns. We’re seeing an increase in visitors trying to stand on this feature which is unsafe and against park rules. The arch is not intended for foot traffic. An unobstructed photo of the arch is not available at this time.
Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Open during operating hours

Trail Status

  • Region of Peel construction work on the new pump station at the Silver Birch entrance is currently underway. The trail access from Silver Birch is closed to the public. Please use an alternate access to the conservation area. For inquiries about this project, please the Region of Peel at [email protected]
  • New boardwalk construction is currently underway along the Waterfront Trail. The boardwalk is being renovated and realigned to improve accessibility and avoid conflicts with existing buried infrastructure. Work is scheduled March to June. Access to Rattray Marsh will remain open during construction but some short-term closures may be required.
  • Removal of several hazard ash trees along the trail corridor to accommodate the new trail construction is complete. We will replace the trees at a 1:10 ratio within the conservation area.
Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Open during operating hours

Parking may not be available during peak visitation. Avoid visiting on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Visitors Welcome

Visitors are welcome.

Open during operating hours

Facilities

  • Picnic reservations can be made here at least four days in advance.

Activities

  • Fishing is not permitted until the fourth Saturday in June; June 25th.  Catch and release only.
Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Open during operating hours

Park Status

  • Open during operating hours. Reservations required. Please make a reservation here.
Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Open during operating hours

Parking may not be available during peak visitation. Avoid visiting on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last updated on Saturday, June 25, 2022
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