The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Nottawasaga Bluffs

Looking up at trees from escarpment at Nottawasaga Bluffs

This 400-acre conservation area offers a full day of exploration and adventure, with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding countryside and glimpses of the area’s history. See where settlers once toiled to cut a living out of the wilderness. Timber and limestone proved to be big businesses for this area, resulting in the establishment of nearby communities like Singhampton and Glen Huron.

Connect with the Bruce Trail as it makes its way through the property or venture down one of its side trails to catch a variety of unique features. Of particular note – the Key Hole Side Trail offers an other-worldly experience – you’ll often find bits of snow in the trail’s crevices into June. 

Please note there is no overnight parking or camping permitted at the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area.

Hiking trails at Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area

The Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area supports part of the main Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club trail, the Betty Carter Side Trail, the Keyhole Side Trail and the Ian Lang Memorial Trail.

The main trail from the parking lot to the lookout is seasonally accessible. All other trails are not considered accessible due to inclines and uneven surfaces. The trails at the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area are suitable for hiking and snowshoeing but are not maintained for skiing or cycling.

This conservation area will have a new parking lot ready for the spring of 2024! The new parking area will be located slightly west of the current parking area on the 15/16th sideroad. The new facilities will also include a vault-style washroom, open seasonally.

Washrooms are currently closed for the winter.


Getting there

Online mapping systems may try to send you along 15/16 Sdrd. Nottawasaga Concession 8. Don’t go that way. Instead come along from Rd. 124 from Singhampton (not Glen Huron) (see directions below). Your car will thank you!

  • Address: 8861 Nottawasaga 15/16 Sdrd., Clearview Township
  • GPS: X-562916, Y-4910256
  • Directions: Travel south from Collingwood through Duntroon on Simcoe Road 124. Just before Singhampton, turn left on Mill Town Rd., then immediately left onto Ewing Rd. Follow Ewing to 17/18 Sdrd. and turn left. At the next stop sign at a T-intersection, turn left. Continue for 500 m and watch for the parking lot on your right.

Parking Fees

Parking Pass Rate
Daily Parking Pass
$10.00 + HST per vehicle
Annual Parking Pass
$70.00 + HST per vehicle

Photography Permits

Photography for personal enjoyment is permitted and encouraged in all NVCA public conservation areas.

If you are a professional photographer or are planning to come to one of our conservation areas for a professional photo shoot, you may be required to purchase a photography permit before you enter the area.

The proceeds from the sale of NVCA’s Photography Permits goes directly to the Conservation Lands programs and maintenance of NVCA’s conservation areas.

Please stay on the trails and respect all postings with regards to trail or area closures.
For photography permit fees, please call 705-424-1479 x 236 on Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or email

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