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Shade's Mills

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Go Fish!

Great park in the heart of the community. The fishing is fun, nice picnic spaces and a good special... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Catherine M
Campbell River, Canada
Great spot

This is a great spot for beach days and trail adventures. They have lots of trails and easily self... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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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 12 km of hiking trails through a mature hardwood forest that winds...more
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450 Avenue Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5S4, Canada
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Great park in the heart of the community. The fishing is fun, nice picnic spaces and a good special event area.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot for beach days and trail adventures. They have lots of trails and easily self guided. My only complaint is this place is kid infested all day with school trips and day camp so you couldn't enjoy yourself peacefully. Lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Top water largemouth fishing !! Excellent!! Very clean well kept park, good walking trails right in the city.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rusty623
Reviewed February 4, 2018

This is a quiet, natural looking, beautiful lake in the middle of Cambridge, Ontario. Walking/skiing trails are well kept. The water is safe for all ages, and usages- swimming, canoeing, and hand and sail powered crafts. It is well-maintained by the Grand River Conservation Authority....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DavidTanner
Reviewed November 9, 2017

It is a good place to teach kids to fish there is a nice walking trail and very clean the water is nice do your self a fave rand spend a hot day there lots of shade if you are looking for that have fun

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank terryd250
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I stumbled on Shades' Mills CA when I googled best hiking trails in Cambridge. I organized a hike with my outdoor club on the weekend and all of us were quite delighted with this property. Well-maintained and well-marked hiking trails, around 12 kilometres or so,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KathleenR_28
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Great spot to kayak and also I have been learning Stand Up Paddleboarding as well. Thanks for being local and accessible.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Andy H
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Kids, dad and uncle had a great ice fishing trip and caught a few very large pike. Ice was nice and thick, everyone there was having a great time. Nice to see parks staff around checking to make sure people had the right equipment and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Alecia78
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We took my two grandson fishing last summer when they were here from Halifax. We all had a great time and caught some nice fish. We will definitely do it again here next summer :)

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank wanderingcouple98
Reviewed September 1, 2016

If you want an inexpensive day to relax in nature, look no further. Entrance fee is inexpensive and allows full day usage. Hiking and biking trails, beaches, pavilions and a beautiful lake. We brought our kayaks and had lots of fun. The lake has lots...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Littlemisskid
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July 17, 2018|
Response from Brian H | Property representative |
There is a small area out side the swimming area that dogs are allowed in the water on leash.
Monica A
July 18, 2017|
Response from Brian H | Property representative |
The cost to enter the park is $6.50/adult and $3.00/child.