Our washrooms remain closed at this time. We ask visitors to follow
local health unit COVID-19 guidelines and stay at least 2 metres (or 6 feet) away from other groups.
NVCA conservation are smoke free. All forms of smoking, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, medicinal and non-medical cannabis, vaping, chewing any form of tobacco is prohibited in all conservation areas and other outdoor spaces except in parking lots. More information here.
Utopia Conservation Area
100-acre area is used as passive green space. A portion of the property
where the 140-year-old Bell's Gristmill resides is leased to the
Friends of Utopia Gristmill & Park for purposes of conservation and
Please note: Portions of the Utopia Conservation Area near the mill are currently closed due to construction. The upper trails are open.
- Address: 8609 Line 6, Utopia (map)
- From the City of Barrie, go west on County Rd. 90 to the 6th Concession of Essa. Turn left (south) and travel for 4 km to the entranceway on your left.
Friends of Utopia Park & Gristmill
The Friends of the Utopia Gristmill and Park work to raise funds for the preservation and restoration of Bell's Gristmill. They host a number of events each year in support of their work. Learn more at utopiahall.ca.