Visit the unique park of Crawford Lake Conservation Area and enjoy tons of activities no matter the time of year. Learn about First Nations history and explore the Iroquoian village. This will allow you to imagine what this park could’ve been like 600 years ago. There is even a small gift shop with coffee and lots of souvenirs to take home.
Choose between multiple trails for a nice hike during any season, but it’s especially stunning during the fall when the leaves are changing. When you hike to the Nassagaweya Canyon Lookout, you will find the perfect fall views over the Niagara Escarpment. In the winter, there is cross-country skiing and moonlight snowshoe hikes. The lake freezes over and looks magical among the snow-covered trees.
T R A I L S
Pine Ridge Trail (3.6km): This trail is best for cross-country skiing in the winter. The trail isn’t groomed so be ready for the ultimate workout.
Escarpment Trail (2.4km): Walk along this trail and you will be rewarded with panoramic views over the beautiful and thick wooded Nassagaweya Canyon. It’s a pretty rocky trail, so make sure to wear proper footwear.
Crawford Lake Trail (1km): This classic trail takes you by a boardwalk through the forest and around the rare meromictic lake with tons of lookout points.
Woodland Trail (1.5k): Take an easy walk into the deep forest on this easy trail.
Nassagaweya Canyon Trail (7.2km): If you’re up for more of a challenge, hike this 4.6km trail from Crawford Lake and it will take you to Rattlesnake Point. In the summer, you will see turkey vultures flying above you.
Location: Halton, Ontario
Distance from Toronto: 52 min
Dog Friendly: Yes
Admission Cost: Adult ($7.75); Senior ($6.75); Child ($5.50); Child 4 and under (Free)
Time of Year: All seasons
Hours: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Trail Difficulty: All levels
Washroom Facilities: Yes
Contact: (800) 367-0890
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