This 100-acre area is used as passive green space. Open to the public for passive recreation, the Utopia CA also features a historic Grist Mill. Established in May 1960, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment providing the expertise to help protet our water and land.
The NVCA's watershed is one of the fastest growing watersheds in Ontario and spans approximately 3700 sq.km, with jurisdiction in 18 municipalities in the County of Simcoe, County of Dufferin, Grey County, and the western part of the City of Barrie.
For more information on the Authority's programs, 13 Conservation Areas and significant landform features, including the Minesing Wetlands, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Directions: From the City of Barrie, go west on County Rd. 90 to the 6th Concession of Essa. Turn left (south) and travel for 4 km to the entrance way on your left.
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