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The Feversham Gorge – Madeleine Graydon Memorial Conservation Area is located just west of the Village of Feversham on Grey County Road 2. Consisting of 14 hectares (35 acres) this is an area of geological and biological interest.

The gorge begins on private property at an old mill dam in Feversham and extends downstream along the Beaver River. Its’ vertical limestone walls, towering 24.4 meters (80 feet) over the crystal clear river, are cloaked with conifers and ferns.

The Beaver River is relatively shallow along this section of the gorge, with several inviting pools and bubbling rapids along its course.  Although somewhat hard to access, the cliffs are a botanist’s paradise and are home to a number of rare ferns, mosses and liverworts. These plants thrive in the permanent shade created by the trees and limestone cliffs.

The table land above the gorge consists of a hiking experience of 1.5 km (.9 mile) trail, mixed coniferous and deciduous tree cover.

The Senior League Society of Collingwood coordinated funding for the purchase of this property. Donations were provided by numerous interested individuals with the bulk of the money being contributed by the Graydon Family in memory of Madeleine Graydon, the Labatt Family and John Labatt Ltd.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 44.35° North,
Longitude: -80.36° West,
UTM X Easting: 550284.96,
Y Northing: 4911363.02

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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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