Please respect physical distancing rules when visiting conservation areas. Do 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 Utopia Park & Gristmill 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.