Located in the Credit Valley in the Greenbelt, Limehouse Conservation Area has a somewhat familiar feel to others located in the nearby area, like Silvercreek Conservation Area. But, I’d have to say this park offers so much more. It’s a great place for photographers, dog walkers, bird watchers, and those looking for a unique park with extremely cool rock formations. With its cavernous areas, massive thick mossy rocks, along with lime kilns and mill ruins, there is a ton to see. But, they won’t be your same standard views.
Choose between parking off the 5th Line or on the road at 22nd Side Road as it is close to the kiln site. Walk down the Bruce Trail until you reach a ladder, where you can walk in between the crevices of the caves. That part is pretty rocky, so make sure you’re wearing the proper footwear. It takes about two and a half hours to complete all the trails at Limehouse Conservation Area.
T R A I L S
Bruce Trail (1.9 km): Take this trail for the quickest route to check out the huge limestone kilns. Trek through a variety of escarpment landscapes until you find the area known as the “Hole in the Wall.” You’ll know it when you see it due to the very apparent ladder leading down into the crevices. If you keep going, you will find two side trails (marked with blue paint).
Black Creek Side Trail (3.2 km): Follow the moderately difficult loop trail through the forest and along the clear waters of Black Creek. This trail is primarily used for running, hiking, nature trips and a great place to bring your dogs.
Limehouse Access Trail (2.3 km): Make sure to walk along the bridge over Black Creek at Limehouse, which will take you through unique and cultural features. This is an easy loop trail for all skill levels and offers the chance to see wildlife.
Location: Halton Hills, Ontario
Distance from Toronto: 1 hr 5 min
Admission Cost: Free
Time of Year: All Seasons
Hours: 8:00am to 10:00pm for day use
Trail Difficulty: Medium
Washroom Facilities: Main Entrance Only