Description (Service) Offers recreational opportunities for the public, including: 
  • hiking 
  • snowshoeing & cross-country skiing (ungroomed trails) 
  • environmental education programs for school and youth groups (field trips) 
  • Camp Tiffin summer day camp  
  • Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
  • March Break special event
  • Seasonal public events

Facilities on site: 
  • John L. Jose Environmental Learning Centre (Great Hall and Lab) 
  • outdoor classroom 
  • free play forest 
  • picnic pavilion 
  • 17 km network of trails 
  • operating maple sugar bush 
  • group campground 
  • low ropes challenge course 
The Tiffin Centre is available to schools and available for weddings, family events and businesses for corporate retreats and meetings 
Visit website for more information on annual parking passes, special event admission and educational program rates 

Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Facility: Open for recreational use daily from dawn until dusk
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Visit, call or see website for information
Languages English
Fees Admission - Parking fee is $10 per vehicle per day ; Fee payable at the office during business hours (cash, debit, credit card) or smart phone (credit card only)
Address and Location
Located In Community Essa
Address & Map
8195 8th Line
Utopia, ON L0M 1T0
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Intersection 8th Line and County Rd 90
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-424-1479
Fax 705-424-2115
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Primary Contact Byron Wesson, Director of Conservation Services; Phone: ext 224
Alternate Contact Kyra Howes, Manager, Lands and Operations; Phone: ext 259

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