Hidden waterfalls. Rare orchids. Endangered reptiles. Wind currents that allow raptors to glide effortlessly on its currents for hours. These are just a few of the reasons that the Niagara Escarpment has been designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The scenic section of this 750-kilometre ridge of fossil-filled rock that runs all the way from Niagara to Tobermory offers endless inspiration for exploring. Climb its rocky peaks. Hike its quiet, Carolinian forest-covered trails. Icepick your way up a frozen waterfall. Ski down its snowy slopes. Discover a whole new league of fun that’s been 450 million years in the making.

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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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8 Ideas for a Nature Lover’s Bucket List

Look to these landscapes for your must-do’s.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Going to the Chapel Route

A true Niagara Escarpment adventure with scenic vistas.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Felker’s and Albion Falls Loop

Waterfalls highlight a route along Hamilton mountain.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Dundas Valley All-Falls Loop

Explore 1,200 hectares of lush Carolinian forest.

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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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