Yearly Archives: 2015

Winter brings a chance to rediscover camping

Camping?  In the winter?  Are you nuts?  That’s what I hear when I talk about visiting my local Conservation Area or Provincial Park to camp this time of year.  To be honest, I would say it too before I tried it. It’s probably the best time to go camping.  You get the pick of the…
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HCA secures two major properties in East Escarpment

Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has completed the purchase of 178 acres in the East Escarpment Wetland Restoration project area.  The acquisition was announced at the October 1 Board of Directors meeting. The two properties purchased are adjacent and also link to the Dofasco 2000 Trail and the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area, making the purchase a…
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Before Valens Lake Conservation Area

Not many people realize that Valens Lake looked very different 50 years ago; to many, they only know it as it is today. This park didn’t exist back then and it was all farm land, which the Hamilton Conservation Authority bought to build a dam to help control flood waters. Where the lake is today…
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