Conservation areas in Hamilton Halton Brant offer cross-country skiers and snowshoers amazing access to Niagara Escarpment trails during the winter months.

Some of the region’s best trails include:
Valens Lake Conservation Area – 10 km of trails
Christie Lake Lake Conservation Area – 10 km of trails
Terra Cotta Conservation Area – 12 km of trails
Paris to Brantford Rail Trail – a 14-km trail
Hilton Falls Conservation Area – 16 km of trails
Mountsberg Conservation Area – 14 km of trails
Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail – a 32-km trail

As safety precautions mean things are operating a little differently this winter, keep in mind the following changes to ensure a sensational day enjoying the snow!

Advance reservations are required to ski or snowshoe at Hilton Falls and Mountsberg Conservation Area. Reservations can be made online here.

While many of these parks typically offer ski and snowshoe rentals, those programs have been suspended for this season, so you will need to provide your own equipment.

New to snowshoeing and curious what it might be like? Read this blogger’s account of her snowshoe outing at Crawford Lake Conservation Area.

Are you looking for other suggestions for outdoor winter fun? Read our What Type of Winter Explorer Are You guide.

We Look Forward To Seeing You Safely

As the COVID-19 situation in Ontario continues to change, a minute or two of extra planning is an important step in ensuring hiccup-free adventures. Follow the latest travel guidelines for your community and any communities you plan to visit. Check with the places you plan to go to in advance to see if reservations or activity bookings are required. On the day of your trip, do a quick check to verify the places on your agenda are open and serving visitors in the way you’re expecting. When visiting, please follow all social distancing and safety guidelines to protect yourself and others.

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