Start your adventure in Milton. Boasting one of the best cliff-edge ecosystems in the province, Mount Nemo Conservation Area also offers jaw-dropping views. On a clear day, it’s easy to spot the CN Tower. The park’s trails run along the Bruce Trail, which is Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, and offer interesting sites like thousand-year-old crevice caves, ancient cedars and wild turkeys gliding across the sky.
While you’re in Halton, make time for a visit to Mountsberg Conservation Area’s Raptor Centre. The Centre is currently home to 15 different species of native birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, owls, vultures and falcons. Birds of Prey shows are held daily in the summer and on weekends and holidays the rest of the year. For an additional fee, private 45-minute Raptor Encounters can be arranged.
The next day, make your way to Brant County. The 2-kilometre Six Nations of the Grand River Nature Trail in Oshweken is a great option for young hikers. The trail takes hikers on a journey through one of Ontario’s last remaining Carolinian forests. Interpretative signs along the route help create an appreciation for the largest single block of Carolinian woodland in Canada. While you’re there, pick up a copy of the Natural Heritage Scavenger Hunt from Chiefswood National Historic Site. It’s a great way to learn more about the site’s restored tall grass prairie and the great variety of animal and plant life in the area.
Next, head to Apps’ Mill Nature Centre. The centre’s naturalists host great family programming with an environmental, outdoor focus, including Owl Prowls, Frog Frolics and Bug Hunts.
Tickets must be pre-booked by phone.
Admission prices: $15.00 per vehicle to visit the conservation area, HCA membership pass holders receive free admission to the conservation area.
Six Spot Tour tickets are an additional fee of $10 per adult. There is no charge for tickets for children 17 and under, but their spots must be pre-booked with the adult tickets.
Start at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris; Various times available;
Canoe - $ / paddler $42.95; Kayak - $/person $52.95; Canoe - $/person sitting in middle $10.00; Shuttle Your Kayak - $/person kayak $25.00; Tandem Kayak - $ / paddler $49.95; All prices add HST
Start at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris at 9:00 am;
Bike - Package with Farm Stay $/person $339.00
Bike - Package with Hotel $/person $359.00
Bike - Sale Price Hotel Pkg $/person $305.15
Bike - Sale Price Farm Stay $/person $288.15
Bike - Bring your own bike $/person $-35.00
All prices add HST
Starting point at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris, at 10:00 am
Canoe - regular $/person $89.95
Kayak - regular $/person $99.95
Kayak - SALE $/person $71.96
Canoe - SALE $/person $63.96
All prices plus HST
Admission-Adult $18; Youth/Student $15; Senior $15; Child age 4 to 12-$10; Child under age 4 FREE
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children under age 18) $40
Twilight cost 5-8pm $13.50 Adult, Senior $11.25; Student $11.25, Child age 4-12 $7.50; All rates include HST.Visit Website
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