Parks in Central Counties

  • Mono Cliffs

    Provincial Park

    Explore the rocky cliff edges and hike the massive slopes of Mono Cliffs, where a majestic view of the Niagara Escarpment unfolds into the distance for as far as the eye can see.

    Closest Town: Orangeville
  • Forks of the Credit

    Provincial Park

    The famous Bruce Trail winds through this park, where visitors can view the lovely Credit River’s Cataract Falls and hike through uplands, rolling hills and past kettle lakes.

    Closest Town: Caledon
  • Hockley Valley

    Provincial Nature Reserve

    Discover nature at its finest in Hockley Valley, home to the Nottawasaga River that runs its picturesque course through a varying landscape of ravines, open fields and forested glens along the famous Bruce Trail.

    Closest Town: Orangeville
  • Morning Glory

    Provincial Nature Reserve

    (formerly known as "Duclos Point") Wild rice and bulrushes grow abundantly in this marshland that is also home to pint-sized marsh wrens and majestic osprey that can be spotted among the reserve’s towering silver maple trees.

  • Kortright

    Centre for Conservation

    Tap into the sweet offerings of spring during the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival or breath in the fresh outdoor air while trekking the year-round Power Trip Trail.

    Closest Town: Kleinburg
  • Boyd

    Conservation Area

    Located at the edge of Vaughan, this picturesque green space offers visitors an opportunity to hike trails, enjoy a picnic and take in the lovely scenery of the Humber River Valley.

    Closest Town: Vaughan
  • Oak Ridges Moraine

    Geological Landform

    A sweeping expanse of rolling hills, forested thickets, marshlands, rivers and lakes are yours to discover among this significant southern Ontario landform that was formed by glaciers more than 12,000 years ago.

    Closest Town: Aurora
  • Island Lake Conservation Area

    Conservation Area

    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.

    Closest Town: Orangeville
  • Bruce’s Mill

    Conservation Area

    Named after a restored water-power mill, this conservation area opens annually in March and is a great spot for sports activities, golfing, picnicking and relaxing in the shade by the pond during warmer months.

  • East Duffins Headwaters

    Forest

    Well-maintained trails wind through this mixed forest area that provides an important habitat to various birds and wildlife.

    Closest Town: Uxbridge
  • Albion Hills

    Conservation Area

    Whether it’s a pair of cross-country skis strapped to your feet or a fishing rod gripped in your hands, Albion Hills delivers outdoor amusement all season long and hosts several events including the Summer Solstice mountain bike and relay event.

    Closest Town: Palgrave
  • Glen Haffy

    Conservation Area

    Prepare for an afternoon of fishing, hiking, cycling and outdoor adventure in this conservation area featuring panorama views over tranquil lakes and large open meadows for hours of family fun and activity.

    Closest Town: Caledon
  • Sibbald Point

    Provincial Park

    Bring your towel and relax on the sandy shores of the lake, or gather the family for a historic tour of 19th century Eildon Hall and St. George’s Church.

    Closest Town: Georgina
  • Darlington

    Provincial Park

    From the excitement of tobogganing and ice skating in winter to the peacefulness of bird watching and nature walks in summer, Darlington Park offers year-round enjoyment.

    Closest Town: Oshawa
  • Petticoat Creek

    Conservation Area

    Splash the summer away with a visit to the onsite pool and splash pad or hike to the top of a trail bluff for a breathtaking view before digging into your picnic fare at one of the many shady picnic spots – complete with BBQ facilities.

    Closest Town: Pickering