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Nottawasaga Bluffs

Explore the Niagara Escarpment with a hike through the caves, hardwood and coniferous forests, and open meadows of the Nottawasaga Bluffs.

Recreational Visitors

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 pioneers 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. Hike the Ian Lang Memorial Trail and discover traces of an old stagecoach road and limestone kiln. Signs of an original homestead are visible, with rhubarb still thriving around the stone foundation.  

Note: The Nottawasaga Bluffs is a Natural Hazard Area. It contains fissures, crevices and cliffs, all of which are dangerous and may be hidden. Stay on the marked trail at all times.

Parking Fees

  • Daily Parking - $6.50 per vehicle
  • Annual Parking - $45.50 per vehicle (valid for all NVCA-operated conservation areas)
  • For payment options and details, see parking fees.

Your parking fee helps offset the cost of maintaining and improving NVCA conservation areas.

Operating Hours

  • Dawn to dusk, daily


The Bruce Trail passes through this conservation area, and camping is available to hike-in visitors only. There is no additional charge for camping and no reservations are required - space is available on a first-come first-served basis. There is NO overnight parking permitted at the Bluffs.

Getting there:

  • 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​