Dufferin County Forest – Island Lake Family Trail (Hockley Tract)

The Dufferin County Forest is a 1,050 hectare (2,596 acre) area divided into twelve tracts located throughout the County. The Forest is owned and managed by the County of Dufferin.  The largest single area is the Main Tract (607 hectares/1,501 acres) located in Mulmur Township north of the hamlet of Mansfield.

The Island Lake Family Trail formerly called the Hockley  Tract Trail is an easy trail through the Dufferin County Forest.  It is an example of lowland forest with some wetlands and the Island Lake Conservation area.

Name Island Lake Family Trail
Description This trail runs from Hockley Road to the north end of the Island Lake Conservation Area through the Hockley Tract of the Dufferin County Forest. The trail goes through a natural lowland forest.
Activities Hiking, walking, cycling, dog walking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing
Location The trail begins at the parking lot on Hockley Road (County Road 7) across from Mono Amaranth School.
Maps Island Lake Family Trail
Parking Parking lot.
Trail Head Parking lot on Hockley Road.
Trail End Parking lot on Hockley Road
Distance 2.5 km
Difficulty Easy
Surfaces Natural with some boardwalk.
Amenities None
Landmarks Lowland forest and Island Lake Conservation area.
Cost No cost.
Trail Web Site Dufferin County Forest
Closest Town Orangeville