The City of Orillia donated this conservation easement to The Couchiching Conservancy in 2007. Encompassing 228 acres, Scout Valley is located just west of Orillia along Old Barrie Road. A trail system that winds through the park’s natural landscape of forest and streams makes it a popular destination for passive recreation.
Scout Valley was once the location of two gristmills in the mid-1800s and then in the 1930s and 40s was used as a hiking and camping site for local Boy Scout groups. The property contains a variety of habitats including several areas of mature hardwoods (beech, hard maple), cedar and hemlock stands, as well as a creek flowing into Lake Simcoe. The property is also important as habitat for a variety of animals including interior forest songbirds.
Visit this Conservation Easement
Best time to visit: year round.
Location: Scout Valley is located just west of Hwy 11 and south of Old Barrie Road, East on the western edge of Orillia. There is a parking lot off of Old Barrie Road and a second lot on the 15th Line North.