Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Gorrie Conservation Area


 Maitland Mill
The Mill Reserve and pond lies on the banks of the Maitland River and is located in the centre of the Village of Gorrie and boasts a mill that was built in 1856.  The Maitland Mill is located in a picturesque park owned and maintained by the Maitland Valley Conservation Area [MVCA] and is a great year-round photographic subject.  The MVCA maintains this day-use recreation area which includes has a mill, dam and pond and is known as the Gorrie Conservation Area.

Ball Park and Pavilion
The Gorrie Parks Board is located at 2079 Alma Street and boasts a pavilion with picnic tables, refreshment booth, two dugouts and washrooms.  For bookings and more information contact Penny Springer.

Gorrie Lions Pool Park
The Recreation Department operates and maintains an outdoor pool with adjoining playground on James Street in Gorrie.  This pool serves the residents of Fordwich, Gorrie, Wroxeter and the surrounding areas making it a busy place during the summer.This outdoor pool is open from the end of June until the end of August.  For more information follow this link to the recreation page or contact the Facilities Supervisor.


Tennis and Ballpark
The Fordwich Community and Parks Association combined to build a tennis court and full use ballpark including bleachers, dugouts and a concession stand located at 3084 Albert Street in Fordwich.  Fordwich minor ball teams   registration will take place March 25th 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays March 21st and 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12: noon at the Howick Community Centre.  For booking information you can contact Sam King, Chair.


Wroxeter Ball Park
The Wroxeter Community Park features a lighted ball diamond, dugouts, snack bar, picnic pavilion and playground.  The Wroxeter Parks Board hold hold tournaments at the George Hamilton Memorial Park as well as sponsoring "Canada Day in the Park" which has included canoe races, live entertainment, baseball games and fireworks.  For more information on rentals and events email  or check out website

Wroxeter Harbour
The harbour located on the  Mill Pond is located as you cross the bridge and enter downtown Wroxeter.  The bridge itself is the subject of many photographs and Canada geese are frequent visitors on this part of the Maitland River.  

Howick Forest & Source Area
Huron County natural areas offer access to different nature lover's activities and is an important headwaters area.  The Blind Lake Bog is one of the few examples of a bog-type wetland to be found in the Maitland watershed.  Howick Forest &Source Area is located out of Wroxeter, go north on county Road 12 then east (right) at the 1st Concession Road.  Note: for your safety please check hunting season regulations and required authorizations.  For further information contact the Ministry of Natural Resources at 519-482-3428.


Wroxeter Harbour