Each season brings something new along the nature trails at Parkhill Conservation Area. The 800-hectare conservation area is the result of efforts to control serious flooding and soil erosion problems downstream. The Parkhill Dam and reservoir were constructed in 1969 to create a storage area to regulate the water flow of Parkhill Creek. The recreational opportunities include canoeing, windsurfing, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling and tobogganing. Within the conservation area is a campground facility known as 'Great Canadian Hideaway.'