Nature & Wildlife Areas in Hamilton

THE 10 BEST Hamilton Nature & Wildlife Areas

Nature & Wildlife Areas in Hamilton

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  • David P
    Dover, UK65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited on a coolish June Monday afternoon. We enjoyed walking through time with the buildings that come from different eras, but sadly no buildings were open to visitors. But we still spent more than two hours there, including some walking on trails outside the village center.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • AnLil
    913 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bruce Trail is great to the Falls (70 ft/21x6 m) in the waterfall capital of the world, not far from Niagara Falls. Saved $11 by asking on a weekday at McMaster Mills Library about the free 1-day Hamilton Conservation Area pass (parking $8 maybe less at Sherman Falls lot). Exit off Rousseaux/Mohawk Rd., like ‘Mohawk Falls’, named after Six Nations-Brantford—unlike ‘Montgomery Drive’ like the Scots-Irish who settled here. The hike is short, unless taking Brantford Rail Trail. For questions send a message to dvalley @ conservationhamilton. ca
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • shinysycamore
    Toronto, Canada109 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean park, close to Toronto. Sites seem a bit small and with average privacy (we could see and hear 2 out of 3 neighbours). Online it said our site had "good" privacy but it didn't seem very private at all. Stayed in the dogwood & pines section which seems to have more trees and more of a forest feel than some of the other areas of the park. However, this section is NOT radio free and we had families with LOTS of children singing and playing music until midnight. If you are looking for a quieter camping experience perhaps look at the radio free sections. The lake seemed clean and the trails around the park are easy to walk. The bathrooms were clean and close to our site. Overall I would recommend this park for families with children as there are lots of activities for them to do. We will try to camp here again perhaps in the fall when it isn't in the peak of summer.
    Written July 12, 2018
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  • Jim B
    Ontario, Canada498 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoy going to Fifty Point and camping there for a few days.
    The sites are open, no trees and no fire pits which is a real let down.
    Sites are level gravel and grass.
    Written September 20, 2020
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  • camper226
    Wingham, Canada182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Joe B
    Guelph, Canada2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This conservation area offers lots of open spaces , trails ,numerous ponds and good fishing in the spring and early summer.Parking is ample ,admission $25 for family day pass.
    Written November 5, 2019
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  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    People arriving in this area expect caves as advertised, but to many people, the cave sizes are deep and people and bats can live. They will surely be disappointed.

    There is a parking fee of $5 which is good all day, but there are no gates to enforce proof of payment (unlike Devil's Punchbowl) so the tickets can be passed along customer per customer as they enter and exit the park.
    Written October 25, 2020
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  • Iolanda L
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Haven't been here for many years, looks like a lot of improvements and things for people to do. Looking forward to coming back
    Written November 6, 2019
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  • Dale
    Prince Edward Island, Canada38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day to walk this area. It was like a symphony hearing nature sing. Good long walk, level clear path. Great exercise
    Written April 5, 2021
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  • Darlene K
    Hamburg, NY627 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a very cold and crisp morning, took a short walk to Felkers Falls. Very scenic area, water falls was flowing! A little difficult to find at first, retuned another day and had no problems finding the parking area. Will definitely return once weather is warmer and we can hike further along the trails.
    Written December 18, 2019
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  • b0b55russell
    Orillia, Canada1,183 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Anytime I am in this part of town on business and need a few minutes to park than this is the place to relax. Big enough to ewalk your dog but not really suitable for a picnic with family along with good close friends. Small parking lot in this well maintained and looked after park. It has a great view of downtown Hamilton along with Lake Ontario. Close to highways that will get you quickly arounf town. Bruce Trail is nearby which I hiked with an old OPP friend numerous years ago.
    Written November 12, 2019
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  • OntarioTraveler9
    Burlington, Canada463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a relatively easy hike to see this beautiful waterfall. I parked my car at the Rock Chapel Road parking of the Royal Botanical Garden (fee applies unless you have a RBG pass), and took the Borer's Trail to be there. It took me about 10-15 minutes walk to get there. The trail can be a little bit scary because it can be narrow with cliff on one side and no railing, so do take care. On one side of the waterfalls, you can see the top of the falls, but it is difficult to see the whole falls because of the angle and the trees. If you keep walking cross the bridge to the other side of the waterfalls (another 5 minutes walk), there are two lookouts that provide much better viewpoint. I was not disappointed with decent water volume. I continued on the trail for another 10-15 minutes, and I got to a viewpoint where you can see Hamilton with beautiful fall colours.

    If you go the other way from the parking lot, you will be on the Escarpment Trail. I did not go too far on this trail, but I got to a place where I had a fantastic view of the fall colours and Hamilton also.
    Written October 26, 2020
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  • OntarioTraveler9
    Burlington, Canada463 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I visited, the water volume was pretty good, however, it is not easy to have an unobstructed view of the falls. It might be better if you manage to get to the bottom of the falls, but I did not attempt to do so.
    Written April 25, 2021
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  • Mike Duynhoven
    Guelph, Canada16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been here roughly a dozen times in the last decade.
    A great place to camp with friends and families (multiple sites used). This past trip was with two other families and we occupied three sites in a row.

    Good trails nearby and a giant grass field that can be used for everything from picnics, kite flying, to games of football.
    Free to use basketball court, and seasonal pool & splash pads.
    There are events such as Bingo, 50/50 draws, dances, etc...

    Many types of camping available for what hookups you desire (Water/Hydro/Sewage). Also has a large seasonal trailer community.

    Everyone I've met has been friendly and sociable.

    Not a lot of shade for overnight camp rental slots, and showers cost a quarter.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • FellowTraveler824238
    Brantford, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is great if you're able to go. Update though: During COVID the parking is closed and no place close by to park legally. There were too many people using parking lot as place to park to go to Websters Falls even though it is noted to be closed online. Annoying that people ruin this and got this placed closed because they were sneaking into the nearby falls.
    Written June 15, 2020
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