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Epping-John Muir Lookout is a popular spot to stop and take in the view of the beautiful Beaver Valley located on Grey Road 7, just north of Kimberly.   The property is 4.8 hectares (12 acres) in size and offers a breathtaking view looking easterly down the Beaver Valley.  This site offers a picnic shelter, privy washroom, John Muir interpretive plaque, Bruce Trail access and parking.   It’s only a short, easy walk from the parking lot to the 8.5 kilometre view of: the valley, farm fields, orchards and the shoreline of Nottawasaga Bay.  Any time of year or season, provides a unique view of natures’ beauty from this scenic lookout.

In 1998, Grey Sauble Conservation renamed Epping Lookout to honour John Muir who had spent some time in the valley along the Bighead River researching orchids and making rake handles at the Trout Hollow Mill.   Canadian Friends of John Muir 

Visit this area and learn more about John Muir and his interactions with the local Trout family

  • The picnic pavilion is available for rent and is a popular location for weddings and photos
  • Look out over the beautiful Beaver Valley
  • Pine plantation offers an easy stroll
  • Seasonal washrooms



196241 Grey Road 7, Kimberley ON

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 44.46° North,
Longitude: -80.55° West,
UTM X Easting: 535798.45,
Y Northing:  4923064.56

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Property Closures:

    • – Eugenia Falls is now closed for the fall/winter season 
    • – Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 

Please read Visiting Conservation Areas for important info.

Please note that we are currently operating at a temporarily reduced capacity while also experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries to our Environmental Planning Department at this time. Please use our contact form only for inquiries related to planning and development permits. Inquiries must include all requested information for a response by a planning staff member.


The GSCA office is open again to the public. The lobby will be open between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm (Monday-Friday) for individuals to drop off items, pick up any necessary materials, and to pay for services. COVID-19 self-screening will be required prior to entering the building and masks are mandatory. Meetings with staff will be by appointment only starting on October 18, 2021.

Some GSCA staff will be working remotely and may not have access to office phones.

Please utilize email or website contact forms (for planning and development permit related inquiries) as the most reliable way to reach our staff at this time.

Visit this link for more information about visiting properties during COVID-19.  Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

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