The steamy sweetness of maple sap being boiled down into syrup. A moonlit ski along a snowy cross-country trail. The thrill of finding a buried geocache stash. Hamilton Halton Brant’s conservation areas offer so much more than easy and affordable access to some of Ontario’s most stunning natural landscapes. Discover amazing trails for hiking, biking and snow-filled fun. Set up camp at hundreds of campsites. Take part in interactive programming, annual festivals and special events. This party is going outside and everyone is invited!

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Waterfall Trip Ancient Gorge

Travel east to explore the Bruce Trail, Niagara Escarpment landscapes, the Waterfront Trail and Lake Ontario lookouts on this two-day trek.

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Waterfall Trip Urban Passage

Hamilton is the home of extraordinary natural landmarks and the place to take in breathtaking views of thundering, rushing and invigorating waterfalls along groomed trails and pathways.

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Waterfall Trip Dundas Valley

Two days to discover Carolinian forests, geological formations and six stunning waterfalls along the Bruce Trail.

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Waterfall Trip Great Escape

Travel along Grindstone Creek Escarpment Valley and discover the gardens and trails of the vast nature reserve that is the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Waterfall Trip Hilton Falls

Spend two days in Halton Hills, an area of multiple conservation areas that are perfect places to access the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail and enjoy hiking a vast network of wetlands and forest.

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Waterfall Trip Views and Vistas

The largest waterfall in the region is the highlight of this two-day jaunt that also takes in the small town charms of Dundas.

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Water, Water Everywhere

Home to miles and miles of Lake Ontario shorelines and historic harbours.

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8 Outdoor Activities That Deliver Thrills and Chills In Any Fall Weather

Find late-fall fun.

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It’s Fall Y’All November Bucket List

Time your trip with these fun fall events.

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It’s Fall Y’All October Bucket List

Time your trip with these fall events.

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The Wander-Fall Adventure Finder

Make the most of exploring season.

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Summer 2.0

Stretch out summer fun a little longer.

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Gather In The Great Outdoors

Find new ways to connect.

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Happy Campers: 4 Creative Ways To Beat Ontario’s Campsite Shortage This Summer

Woodsy workarounds for happy campers.

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Beyond The Basket: 4 Easy Ways To Create Summer Picnic Perfection

Level up your picnic game!

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Shake Up Your Summer With These Easy Sport Swaps

Switch up your go-to sport.

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Trick or Treat Tradesies

Scare up some fun in Hamilton Halton Brant!

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Rural On The Ridge

Take a day trip detour on Hamilton’s escarpment ridge

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Fall For… Hamilton

Grab a sweater and head out for a fall day in Hamilton.

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Fall For… Burlington

Breeze into Burlington this fall

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Pints & Plants: 6 Must-try Beer and Vegan Food Pairings

Fuel up with Hamilton Halton Brant’s favourite plant-based beer and food combos

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Find Fall Flight Flavours

Pair These Ale Trail Stops with Autumn Adventures in Hamilton Halton Brant

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Trade FOMO for JOMO: Easy Swaps For More Summer Joy

Get on the fast path towards a more joy-filled summer.

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Forest Bathing 101: 4 Reasons To Take A Woodsy Walk

Unwind and relax with a forest bath.

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8 Ways To Have a Blast on a Canadian Long Weekend

Add some spark to your long weekend this summer.

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4 Fun-Filled Field Trips

Surprise your “class” with an end of the year field trip!

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Put Some Zing In Your Spring in Hamilton Halton Brant

Spring adventure is in the forecast at these fun events and festivals.

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Discover all things Fall in Milton

Binbrook Conservation Area: Triple the Fun

Splash, climb, swing and wakeboard this summer.

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8 Ways for Nature Lovers to Welcome Spring

This spring’s outdoor must-do’s.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Wilkes Dam/Grand River Loop

Follow the Grand River for 18 kms of awesome.

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The Best of Spring: Six Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

The definitive spring guide to fresh air forays.

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Let Fly in Hamilton Halton Brant

Why birdwatchers flock to these six hotspots.

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What Type of Winter Explorer Are You?

Chilly thrills for the whole family!

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Top 6 Places for Fall Foliage

Your guide to awe-inspiring spots.

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Hiking for Everybody

We’ve got a hike for that.

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Let Us Be Your Guide

Rock On in Hamilton Halton Brant

Cross Country Trail Blazing

Conservation areas offer great access to the Niagara Escarpment during winter months.

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Signs You Belong to a Fresh Air Family

Find out if your family qualifies for all things outdoors.

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Beach Blanket Bingo

Mountain Bike Mecca

Mountain bikers looking for their next challenge will find plenty of inspiration in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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Head out on a Spencer Adventure

A self-guided hike that follows Spencer Creek and showcases waterfalls, historic dams and mills.

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Subterranean Exploration

Eramosa Karst Conservation Area features trails, boardwalks and bridges to explore.

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Signs you Might be an Avid Adventurer

Find out if you qualify as an avid adventurer.

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Fall Into Nature

Enjoy all things fall at Conservation Halton.

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Family camping at Kelso

All you need to know about camping at Kelso.

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Ice Fishing

Great fishing in Hamilton Halton Brant isn’t limited to the warmer months of the year.

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Two days to pedal through the metal

Hamilton may be known as steel town, but it’s also a great wheel town.

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Fall Foliage 101

Discover unbe-leaf-able autumn adventures.

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