Island Lake Conservation Area

Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville: Hours, Address, Island Lake Conservation Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Island Lake Conservation Area

Island Lake Conservation Area
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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652Yummy8
Orangeville, Canada38 contributions
Mar 2021
Beautiful mostly flat trails, boardwalks, through woodlands, evergreen forests fabulous views at higher spots as well as lake views. Hard and snow packed made these trails very walkable all though winter and perfect for exercise and fresh air all through this COVID year. At this moment unfortunately the trails will be very icy or now muddy til spring but get back out there as soon as you can! At the Orangeville Public Library you can pick up a 1 week entrance pass if you'd like to park inside the conservation area including a brand new interesting and fun children's play space. From Hwy 10 at Home Hardware (no parking there!) or at Hockley Road across from Mono Amaranth School(parking across from school) there are FREE entrances to the trail, NOTE for trail use only.. Plan at least an hour of walking there are about 10+ km on the trail that take you around and back to your car.
Written March 15, 2021
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Tam_GB
Basingstoke, UK548 contributions
Oct 2019
The lake has several routes to follow depending on time and difficulty. Nice place to walk or bike. You can go all the way around the lake (a couple of hours walk), it offers nice photo opportunities and there is also kayaking areas.
Definitely recommended if you are in the area or looking for a place to go not too far from Toronto for a day out
Written January 22, 2020
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G W
Toronto, Canada530 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Only a short drive from Toronto this is a great place to go for an easy hike 8km of flat path takes about 2 hours at a leisurely pace
I bought tickets online and reserved a parking space. While you still have to line up in your car to get in I think it was better to know a spot was waiting. Would recommend this as an escape from Toronto
Written July 5, 2021
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OntarioTraveler9
Burlington, Canada358 contributions
Oct 2020
We arrived on a Saturday, and there was a line up of cars trying to get in ($5.00 each for seniors). There were four parking lots, and we were told to go to Parking Lot 3, and luckily we found a spot to park soon after. We walked on the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail. It was a very pleasant trail, and very well maintained and along the lake. There were quite a few lookout platforms that you can view the scenery, and I enjoyed the views very much.

There were quite a few people and some social distanced and wore masks, but some don't, during this pandemic.

The only regret was that the colours of the leaves have not changed to their fullest, otherwise, I think the views will be wonderful.
Written October 4, 2020
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839wilmap
Orangeville, Canada52 contributions
Sep 2016
It was an experience worth remembering! We docked at the conservation area then paddled out from there around the entire perimeter of the lake. Almost caught that big fish! It got away......
Written August 28, 2017
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Darla F
Newmarket, Canada68 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
3 times per week we go; an awesome place throughout trails, with a breeze so welcoming as you start to heat up from a good brisk walk.
Written March 16, 2018
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Judi
Toronto, Canada39 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
This park is named 'Island Lake' in honour of Michael Island who was the first settler on the land around the lake. He came from Ireland about 1830
Great for hiking with connecting bridges over the lake.
No charge if you walk or bike in, only for cars.
Written April 10, 2014
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liquidkitty1
Toronto, Canada256 contributions
Sep 2019
About an hour from Toronto, this is a nice easy hike of 8km around a lake. Also great for biking. I parked at the North entrance (Hurontario) - there are a couple other aces points. The path is well-kept and wide, with boardwalks and bridges over some areas. There are additional paths to explore. Many benches and places to picnic. Also a stage, and I saw that sometimes yoga is offered. I saw people in canoes/boats and fishing. There were also ice fishing huts. I didn’t go in the shop/use facilities. Some forest, meadow and marsh environments. There were lots of Canada Geese on the water and I saw a few turtles. I took my time and made it around in about 2.5 hours.
Written September 25, 2019
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Charles B
Brampton, Canada122 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Went for a walk around Island Lakewood. There are several trails. We took the 8km trail.

The trail has an enjoyable combination of tree covered sections, and wonderful views of the lake.

The park itself has a number of attraction; a boat launch, fishing, a small tuc shop.

Well worth the visit. Enjoy your walk!
Written August 31, 2019
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muzaffarkarim
Karachi, Pakistan238 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
wow... such a beautiful trail, amazing walk track and and a treat for cyclist. At many places the trail is capped with trees and pink soil and you feel like being a part of woods, then one can view the beautiful lake while sitting on the wooden benches.
must go place....!!!!
Written August 4, 2018
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