Trails may be slippery from changing winter conditions, please use caution when using NVCA conservation areas.
Please note that conservation area user fees will increase on January 1, 2021. See updated fees and learn how your fees are used to maintain our conservation areas.
Our washrooms remain closed at this time. We ask visitors to respect physical distancing rules and not to gather in groups of larger than 10 people, and staying at least 2 metres (or 6 feet) away from other groups.
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.