The Conservation Area features a 32-hectare reservoir behind Shade's Mills dam. It is open for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing; in the summer, it is a popular destination for swimming, fishing, and canoeing (rentals available). It also features 12km of hiking trails along Mill Creek. Fishing is excellent, especially for northern pike, perch, largemouth and smallmouth bass. The beach is sandy and is not patrolled. Shaded picnic areas, group facilities, and flush toilets are available.