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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November 16 - January 5

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1L3

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day &...

December 7 - 22

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required, weekends only.

December 1

Victorian Christmas Delights: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person....

December 6

A Night at Ireland House

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line Burlington, L7P 5A8

December 6, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Price: $40, Price will go up on November 1,...

Now thru December 29

A Winter’s Night in Paris Culinary Experience

Arlington Hotel

106 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M5

Based on standard rooms only. Rooms are subject to availability. Reservations required to the Arlington...

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