Shade’s Mills is a day-use park offering a great place to enjoy nature just a few minutes away from the city. Favorite activities include swimming, sport fishing and canoeing. Hikers and cyclists can enjoy 12 kilometres of trails through a mature hardwood forest along Mill Creek. Anglers can fish in the 32-hectare (80-acre) reservoir, which was created by the construction of Shade’s Mills Dam. In the winter, the park offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

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SHADE’S MILLS characteristics

Length: 12 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface:
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: Park entrance fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: Washrooms, picnic area

Grand River Conservation Authority 400 Clyde Road, PO Box 729 Cambridge, ON N1R 5W6 Phone: 519-621-2761 Toll free: 1-866-900-4722

Find it: 450 Avenue Rd, Cambridge

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.3824650
Longitude: -80.2876880