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  • Fishing and points of interest along trail
  • Grey Sauble Conservation is one of many landowners who have partnered with trail leads to enable the Trout Hollow Trail*
  • The 10.8 km Trout Hollow Trail takes you along the valley of the beautiful light blue Bighead River, where you can see a mixture of woodlands and meadows, as well as the remnants of past industries. Salmon, trout, deer, kingfishers and wild turkeys can be found during their active seasons. Interpretive signage on the Trail is found at the ruins of a sawmill, grist mill, hydro dam and powerhouse.  The latter supplied electric power to Meaford in the early 1900’s.


Trout Hollow, in the mid-1860’s, was occupied by a sawmill, rake factory and cabin, owned and operated by the Trout Family from Meaford. John Muir, an early advocate for the preservation of wilderness who helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley and the Sequoia National Park, and founded the Sierra Club, worked at this sawmill from 1864-1866 before going back home to the U.S.

To learn more about John Muir visit: http://www.johnmuir.org/canada/cfjm.html maintained by “The Canadian Friends of John Muir.” His story is told on trail signage. “He believed that mankind is just one part of an interconnected natural world, not its master, and that God is revealed through nature.” Source: PBS National Park

*Private landowners are sharing their properties with the public; please stay on trail and pack out any litter.

Across from Beautiful Joe Park, 162 Edwin Street West, Meaford ON

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 44.60
Longitude: -80.59
UTM X Easting: 532042.48
Y Northing: 4938946.08

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In light of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the GSCA’s Administrative Office will be closed to the public starting December 24th, 2021 until further notice. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, please continue to monitor our website for up-to-date information.

Staff will return to work remotely on January 4th, 2022. Please utilize email as the most reliable way to reach our staff. A full staff directory is available on our website.


Property Closures:

    • – Eugenia Falls is now closed for the fall/winter season 
    • – Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 
    • – Kolapore Uplands Management Area – Compartment 97 (Grey Road 2, south of Ravenna)
    • – Holland Centre Management Area – Compartment 62 (Highway 10, just north of Holland Centre

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.


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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