Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Dundas Valley Conservation Area
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The Dundas Valley is one of southern Ontario’s most spectacular natural treasures. Highlights of the 1,200-hectare conservation area include lush Carolinian forests, colourful meadows, cold-water streams, stunning geological formations and an array of rare plants, birds and wildlife. The area is part of a large glacial valley that spreads out into Lake Ontario. It was excavated by a succession of glaciers that disappeared some 10,000 years ago The landscape that emerged has been shaped by glacial melt water and, more recently, by streams flowing through the valley. The rich natural environment existing here and along the Niagara Escarpment has been designated a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
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camper226
Wingham, Canada182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is a must visit place for everyone in the Hamilton and Dundas area. Every season is good. You can fill up with water at the tap.
Written January 12, 2023
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Roxy56
L.A.4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I walk the main loop almost every day. There is a man riding a bike with a black dog following off leash, racing to keep up with him, who is going to kill someone one day or put them in the hospital with his dangerous bike riding. He sneaks up on you at TopSpeed with no bell, no warning, often on your right side and passes with not an inch to spare. If you were to deviate from your trajectory there would be a serious collision and it would be your internal organs damaged, not his.. He has passed dangerously by me on several occasions. So this is routine behaviour. I think he might be doing this on purpose to pedestrians for cheap thrills. he leaves absolutely no room for error. not to mention the animal cruelty part of it; he’s going to give that dog a heart attack. I have reported this behaviour to the authorities but nothing is done. The conservation area should have CCTV located at its entrances, and occasional staff patrolling the trails. They need to do a better job to protect people from rogues like this.
Written November 19, 2022
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Mary M
Toronto, Canada109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
I went for a walk and ended up at Hermitage cascades. I deer. Cardinals, song birds, chipmunk and brown snake. So may different flowers, steans and a pond. So big and unable to walk all the trails.
Written April 24, 2022
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Bonhom52
Mount Hope, Canada103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We’ve hiked in the Conservation area a number of times recently. It is a good, moderate in difficulty (hills!) series of picturesque groomed trails.
Written December 25, 2020
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Jeff W
Dundas, Canada112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Live within minutes of this natural wonder. With it's many trails and nature experiences, I wouldn't live anyplace else.
Written February 2, 2020
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Dream228703
Toronto, Canada108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Enjoyed a 2 hour hike with family. It’s a huge area. We chose to park at the Sulphur Springs lot which is at the bottom of the Main Loop. There’s a fee per car. The Hermitage ruins was nice to see. We walked back to hike on the Heritage Trail. The signs on the trail weren’t clear and we often got lost. We used google map on our phone and the gps locator showed where we were so we were able to eventually find our way. We reached Canterbury falls but it was small with very little water. The hike through the forest was fun and scenic. Lots of huge rocks for the kids to climb and creeks to explore. The leaves were mostly yellow and green this time. Still very beautiful. We even saw deer running across the path up ahead. We wanted to go to Sherman falls but the trail was closed and we lost our way towards Mills falls so we turned back towards the car. We drove to Mills falls. You actually have to see it behind the Ancaster Mill building. Nice little fall. The property is beautiful if you walk towards the Old Mill chapel. Next we drove to Sherman falls. A lot more people here but this is a big majestic fall you need to see. It’s just a minute walk in from the road.
Written October 19, 2019
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Tania M
Toronto, Canada173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Dundas valley has a trail for everyone whether you’re an expert or beginner
Every season has it’s beauty.. my favourite is the fall!
Written October 12, 2019
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Bernie D S
Dundas183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Well maintained area and caters to the public experience. Good history museum and old train at the main conservation area. Excellent spot for school children. The original rail line runs through the area and the rail trail is well maintained and very popular, both for bikes and walkers. We have cycled the trail frequently and although our biggest trip was Hamilton to Brantford, the trail is actually much longer and bike maps are available. Excellent spot to get some fresh air and healthy exercise. There are an abundance of deer who don't seem to be shy of people at all.
Written May 23, 2019
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Darla G
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Great place to explore - great to bring your dog - can go for miles and miles. Close to other trails that connect
Written May 18, 2019
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Jannine B
Five Islands, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Great place to go for a long walk. Great summer camp, where my daughter did 2 days of survival camp (roasted marshmallows and her hot dog after building a fire!) Love the movie nights and trails.
Written May 13, 2019
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