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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