Island Lake Conservation Area
A World of Adventure Waiting to Be Explored
Escaping urban life to revel in nature’s glory is a longstanding Canadian tradition. It’s a chance to reconnect with our natural world, ourselves, and celebrate the majesty of Ontario’s rugged, raw beauty. The Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville provides the perfect spot for an unforgettable day trip to do precisely that: rejuvenate the mind and soul, get active, and be dazzled by scenic views.
Hikers and cyclists, anglers and kayakers, nature lovers, and outdoor adventurers of all ages will appreciate all that Island Lake Conservation Area has to offer.
The Island Lake Conservation Area is about a 90-minute drive northwest of Toronto in the York-Durham-Headwaters region. It is maintained by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), and is one of CVC’s first public conservation areas that opened in 1970
Island Lake Conservation Area features a diverse landscape comprised of a variety of deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forests, wetlands, a large lake, as well as an abundance of wildlife. Island Lake’s waterways are teeming with a variety of fish species. Its woodlands are home to almost 700 unique species of plants and wildlife, including migratory birds, white-tailed deer, muskrats and mink, beavers and more.
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