There are 14 kms of trails for cycling and hiking.
Shade's Mills has been called the best-kept secret in Cambridge. Favourite activities in this day-use area include swimming, sport fishing and canoeing.
The conservation area has 14 km of hiking trails through a mature hardwood forest that winds along Mill Creek. There is good fishing for northern pike, perch, largemouth and smallmouth bass in the 36-hectare (90 acre) reservoir behind Shade's Mills dam. It is open for cross country skiing and ice fishing during the winter.
Directions: From Toronto: Go west on the 401 Turn left onto Hespeler Rd./Hwy. #24 (exit #282) Turn left onto Pinebush Rd. Turn right onto Franklin Blvd. Turn left onto Avenue Rd. Shade's is on the right Information provided by the Grand River Conservation website.
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For more information on the great sport of snowshoeing please see our partner Snowshoe Canada
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