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Island Lake Conservation Area
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Beautiful!

A short trip from the GTA but feels like a world away! Lovely accessible trails, fishing, paddle... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cameron20172017
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Orangeville, Canada
Great place to walk hike or take your dogs

We have membership and had our canoe and kayak there as well. Fantastic spot for families or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kimberley P
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Orangeville, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trails, loop goes all the way around the lake now so a great outing for families on bikes or out for a walk/run (8-10k). Parking at multiple entrances to Island lake. Maple syrup trips for schools are very educational and fun for the kids.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Cathy S
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful natural and clean. A wonderful place to get exercise and fresh air. There was a lot of wildlife to see as well.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JessicaCerveny
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Island Lake Conservation Area is my happy place! Whether it's going for a run through the trails, biking, walking the dogs, it's a beautiful, peaceful place. Though there are days when it can get busy, more often than not it's relatively quiet and peaceful. The trail takes you through forests of cedar, pine, spruce, poplar and many other species of trees. The boardwalk is beautifully done and the lake makes you feel like you're at a cottage. I feel very fortunate to have this in my back yard.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Island Lake is a lovely retreat suitable for the whole family. It offers cross country skiing, ice fishing, fishing, canoeing, swimming and trails to hike. The trails are quite nice to walk any time of the year.

CAUTION:
The geese have taken over the beach and water. The area is often completely polluted with goose poop and bacterial levels in the water can be very high causing closures. If you plan to swim, call first.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Island Lake, named after one of the early owners, not the islands in it, is a dammed body of water at the head of the Credit and and Nottawasaga rivers.

The trail around the lake is a pleasant walk, jog, bike or ski in season, about 8km. if I remember correctly. Take some water in mid-summer, it can get very warm.

It is a good place to do a bit of canoeing or kayaking. You can rent a boat or canoe. If you paddle to the north east end make sure you have the energy to get back.

The fishing is not great, but a bit of fun, with pike, bass and a few other small species. Ice fishing is possible in the middle of winter.

When you get towards the north east end, up among the small islands, it will look much like Northern Ontario without the long drive, and can be almost as quiet at times.

There have been reports of a bear and a wolf or coyote in the park recently, but odds are you will see some birds, a nest or two of osprey in the spring/summer, possibly some muskrats, turtles and a mink or something similar if you are lucky.

There are some interesting plants in the back bays in the swampy east end, please do not damage them.

Picnics are popular just east of the parking area. Swimming is usually not permitted and power boat owners have to use electric motors.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Greg P
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