More recently, in 2001, the first 2-kilometers of the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail opened with long-term plans to circle Island Lake and link to local trails in Orangeville, Caledon and Mono. It was named to recognize the outstanding contributions made by Credit Valley Conservation's retired General Manager. The trail is designed to offer opportunities for hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, bicycling and nature study. Other trails provide a pleasant trip through upland forested areas. In winter, these trails are excellent for cross-country skiing.
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 332 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.
Directions: 45 minutes north of the GTA. North of the junction of Hwy.10/24 and Hwy. 9, near the entrance to Orangeville.
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