Conservation Areas

 Heart Lake Conservation Area

The dense forest surrounding the lake makes you feel like you’re hours away from the city,
when you’re right in the middle of it! Take a hike on more than eight kilometres of scenic nature
trails. Look for native bird and plant species, enjoy a quiet walk in the park, or let the kids run
and climb in the playground or splash in the new water play area. Book a group campsite for
your Scouting, Guiding, or youth group. You can also reserve a private picnic site for a company
barbecue, family reunion, or group function. Ask about the TRCA’s “Ultimate Picnic Packages”.
Ample parking and washroom facilities are available. For more information, click here.

 Claireville Conservation Area

Claireville Conservation Area is a large, urban forest in the southeast corner of Brampton.
Flowing through this historic conservation area is the West Humber River. In the early 1800s,
this river powered the McVean Grist Mill, run by Alexander McVean who may have been the first
settler in the Toronto Gore Township. The mill no longer remains, as it was destroyed by fire in
1850. But you can still see the remains of an open canal flume. Since 2010, the City of Brampton and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority have been working together to formalize a recreational trail system through Claireville Conservation Area north of Queen Street. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed by Fall 2013. For more information, click here.