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

Equipment rentals at conservation areas make it easy to try out a new winter sport, without having to make the investment in purchasing your own equipment first.

Cross-country ski equipment is available for rental at Hilton Falls Conservation Area and Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

Snowshoes are available for rental at Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, Terra Cotta Conservation Area and Crawford Lake Conservation Area.

You can also read a blogger’s account of her snowshoe outing at Crawford Lake Conservation Area.

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Now thru March 13

Ice climbing

One Axe Pursuits

7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

Must request Ancaster location. Saturdays 10am to 4pm. $250 per person plus HST.

Now thru April 30

Nith River Forest Hiking Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Trip offered on Saturday, Sunday or Monday from October 3, 2020 to April 30, 2021....

Now thru February 1

A Night with Nickelbrook

Nickel Brook Brewery

864 Drury Lane, Burlington, ON, L7R 2Y4

Order between the hours of 11am-4pm and your order will be ready for pick up...

Now thru January 31

Heritage Workshops

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Saturday-Monday from November 14 to January 31. Fee: $30/person

Now thru March 21

Family Weekend Getaway – Nature’s Escape

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Trip available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday November 28 to March 21. Cost: $449

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