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NVCA > Recreation > Conservation Areas > Utopia

​Please note that conservation area user fees have increased 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 follow local health unit COVID-19 guidelines and stay at least 2 metres (or 6 feet) away from other groups.​​​​

Utopia Conservation Area

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This 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 restoration.

Please note: Portions of the Utopia Conservation Area near the mill are currently closed due to construction. The upper trails are open.

Getting there:

  • Address:  8609 Line 6, Utopia (m​ap)
  • 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 preservatio​n and restoration of Bell's Gristmill. They host a number of events each year in support of their work.  Learn more at utopiahall.ca.