Social distancing in nature is a great way to relieve stress, get some exercise and pass the time. Be sure to stay at least 2 metres from others when you are at Petrie Island.
If you can’t get out to Petrie Island, check out the visitor photos on our website ( upload some of your own), join our Facebook Group and follow our page.
Visitors are welcome to visit Petrie Island as spring conditions permit. The parking lot is open and is free until the machines are installed. Please enjoy safely :
Keep at least two metres away from others.
Stay on the trails. You may step off the trail to let others pass safely and maintain physical distancing.
Effective April 3, 2021, the Government of Ontario is limiting outdoor gatherings to 5 people.
Please do not visit the island if you feel unwell or have symptoms.
Friends of Petrie Island – 2021 Activities
Friends of Petrie Island (FOPI) work with partners and summer staff to preserve the ecology of the Island and deliver interpretive resources. Due to COVID-19 the focus this year will be conservation work with some programming for individual households or intact social circles.
Wednesday Work Days- Wednesday mornings 9-12 (Starting in May)
Nature Trail maintenance
Clean up Day
Family and Friends Naturalistsessions
Tent and picnic table rentals
Dogwood maze and Fairy House
Turtle conservation- ongoing
Turtle Release Days
Invasive species removal– ongoing
For requests please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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