Valens Conservation Area

If you’re looking for a new spot to explore that isn’t too far of a drive from Toronto, Valens Conservation Area is the perfect park for you. Explore over 10 km of trails, through forests and across winding boardwalks. There is also a large sandy beach with volleyball nets set up, which makes it an ideal spot for a day trip. It’s a family-friendly park that is great for picnics (with lots of picnic tables available) and easy walks. Inquire at the beach store for kayak, canoe, paddleboard and rowboat rentals. Valens Lake offers 225 campsites, including 125 sites with electrical and water hookups, and group areas.

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Distance from Toronto: 1 hr 30 min
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Parking: Yes
Admission Cost: $15 (Entrance Fee)
Time of Year: Year-round
Hours: 8am to 8pm

Trail Difficulty: Easy
Washroom Facilities: Yes
Swimming: Yes

Contact: (905) 659-7715

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Extra Information:
  • Make sure to stop by the town of Aberfoyle on Sunday for the Antique Market, which hosts 100+ quality dealers selling collectibles, folk art, furniture, and more.
  • Visit the The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. It’s a lifelong home to over 70 donkeys, mules and hinnies that have been abused, neglected or are no longer wanted. (currently closed due to COVID)



Disclaimer: All information and prices are accurate as of the time of the posting. All opinions expressed are completely my own. This post is not sponsored.

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