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Shade's Mills Conservation Area


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.

Water Quality

Passes water quality tests 95%+ of the time.
Water quality information provided by Swim Guide with the support of RBC Royal Bank.


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