Get in tune with nature!
Want to go on a hike or have a nice picnic with your family and friends? Explore our parks and conservation areas!
Activities shown in blue are permitted
Boyne Valley Provincial Park
The Boyne River cuts through the southern heartland of the province, about an hour’s drive north of Toronto. Flowing east, the river slices through the Orangeville and Singhampton moraines. The terrain features a range of natural communities, hardwood forest, open fields, bottomland, and swamp. Reforestation has replenished the forests felled by loggers. Park Facilities and Activities Boyne Valley is a non-operating park, and has no facilities except hiking trails. Visitors may fish, but hunting is not permitted. Hikers should note that the Bruce Trail gives access to an excellent lookout in the northern part of the park.
Dufferin County Forest
The Dufferin county Forest is a 1,066 hectare (2,636) multi-tract forested area owned and managed by the county. The forest serves important functions in terms of erosion and water control, natural heritage protection, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and support of the rural economy through timber production and employment opportunities.
Activities: hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hunting
Address: multiple tracts to enter through
Phone: 519-941-1114 ext.4011
Hockley Valley Nature Reserve
Hockley Valley is part of the Niagara Escarpment which was created by a long process of erosion. The escarpment cuts dramatically across the southern heartland of the province. Between Lake Erie and Ontario, the escarpment gives rise to Niagara Falls, then curves around Lake Ontario and reaches northward to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula and beyond, ending at Manitoulin Island. The Nottawasaga River cuts a picturesque gorge across the escarpment. Forested moraines and open meadows lie upstream, and swamp and bottomland forest spread across the valley floor, stretching for several kilometres.
Address: 794122 3rd Line EHS, Laurel, ON L0N 1L0
Island Lake Conservation Area
Picturesque Island Lake Conservation Area is located in the rolling hills of Dufferin County in the Towns of Orangeville and Mono, and provides four seasons of recreation. It’s 329 hectares of lake, wetland, forest and meadows play an important ecological role in protecting the headwaters of the Credit and Nottawasaga Rivers. Part of a six-kilometer-long series of vibrant wetlands and a source of upwellings of water from underground, this area feeds cool, clean, naturally-filtered water to these regionally important river systems.
Activities: hiking, cycling, dog walking (leashed dogs), bird watching, photography, picnicking, fishing & ice fishing, paddling, windsurfing, snowshoeing, skiing, skating
Address: 673067 Hurontario Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Y9
The Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area is a biological treasure in the headwaters area of the Grand River watershed. The 5,900-hectare property centers on the 1,400-hectare Luther Lake, created by Luther Dam, built in 1954. Surrounding it are wetlands, fields and forests providing habitat to a wide variety of birds, animals, plants and trees. It is one of the best bird-watching spots in Ontario. It is also a popular spot with hikers and hunters.
Activities: hiking, cycling, paddling, fishing, picnicking, hunting, birdwatching
Address: 34588 21 Side Road, Grand Valley, ON, L9W 0H2
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Mono Cliffs is located on the picturesque Bruce Trail. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the park. There is a diversity of ferns and cedars and you can walk through a canyon on the spillway trail, or past 30 metre cliffs on the cliff top trail.
Activities: hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing
Address: 795122 3rd Line E, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Y8
Monora Park, located on the west side of Highway #10 behind the Volkswagen car dealership, is a 40-acre natural park complete with 18 kms of walking trails, x-country ski trails, picnic shelter, gazebo and open playing field. The Monora Park Pavilion is also located in this park and is the second of Mono's community centres. The other community centre is the Mono Community Centre. Map of walking trails.
Activities: hiking, skiing, picnicking
Address: 500 Monora Park Dive, Mono, ON L9W 0E1
Pine River Fishing
Activities: hiking, fishing, paddling, picnicking, bird watching
Address: 606286 River Road, Honeywood, ON, L0N 1H0