Property Visiting Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE: Covid-19 Visitor Guidelines are in effect:

  • Do not visit if you are sick or have been advised to self-quarantine
  • Always keep at least 2 metres of distance between your group and others
  • Respect visitor limits and other rules enforced by Georgian Bay Land Trust staff and volunteers

Thank you for your cooperation!


Please understand and follow these simple guidelines to enjoy and appreciate our wilderness lands while helping protect and preserve them in perpetuity.

Remove all trash

If you brought it in, take it out. This includes all biodegradable materials, especially human and pet waste.

Leave it as you find it

Please don’t pick the flowers or collect the rocks. With many people visiting the properties, the less impact we each make, the longer we will enjoy what we have.

Keep wildlife wild

Respect wildlife by observing it from a distance and leaving it in peace. Avoid any conflict, and don’t feed the animals.

Manage your dog

Keep your dog nearby and under control and pay attention to signage. Ask others before allowing your pet to say hello and always pick up after your dog.

Keep it small and short

To reduce the impact of visits, please keep your group small and only stay for a couple of hours so others can enjoy a visit too. Read the signs about access and recognize that a red flag means a property is at capacity.

Eat cold, not hot

Please never use portable stoves or BBQs, and never light fires on Georgian Bay Land Trust properties. Even small fires damage rocks.

Keep it light

Georgian Bay Land Trust public-access properties are great for low-impact daytime activities like picnicking, swimming, taking photographs, hiking and bird watching. Prohibited activities are camping overnight, lighting fires, leaving garbage, damaging or removing natural materials, making loud noise and using motorized vehicles.

Spread the word

Please share this guide with others in the Georgian Bay community so they can help too.

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