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Shade’s Mills Conservation Area

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August 25, 2011


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Shade’s Mills Conservation Area

shades millsShade’s Mills, is a day-use area along Mill Creek. Some call it the best kept secret in Cambridge. Favorite aquatic activities include swimming, sport fishing and canoeing in the 36-hectare (90 acre) reservoir behind Shade’s Mills dam.

There are also 14 km of hiking trails through a mature hardwood forest that winds along Mill Creek. The park offers cross-country skiing and ice fishing during the winter.

Where: 450 Avenue Road, Cambridge

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