Acres: 22

Status: Open to the Public, with Trails

Protected: 2002

Donors: John and Betty McCulloch

Landscape: Oro Moraine

The McCullochs were concerned with the heavy cottage development occurring along the nearby shores and wanted to protect this special area as a place of refuge. The decision of the McCulloch family to entrust this property to the Conservancy means that it will remain forever in its natural state, as a sanctuary to be enjoyed by both wildlife and people for generations to come.


Landscape and Species:

  • upland areas treed by hardwood forest and early successional forest and meadow
  • home to active Beaver pond, Great Blue and Green Herons
  • partly within the Carthew Bay provincially significant wetland
  • good example of old boulder beach
  • backs onto the Oro-Medonte recreational rail

Visit this Nature Reserve:

Best time to visit: year-round

Location: From Orillia, follow Hwy 11 South to 14th Line, Oro-Medonte; cross overpass and go east towards Lake Simcoe. At Lakeshore Road, turn right. Look for Conservancy sign about 1 km along.