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Conservation Areas

Hamilton Conservation Areas

watershed map for Hamilton Conservation Authority

Christie Lake

Looking for a place to do it all? Then Christie Lake is the place to be! While you're here, you can swim, fish, hike, bike, paddle, picnic, and even play a round of disc golf!

Dog Beach
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Confederation Beach Park

Do it all or just a little at Confederation Beach Park! The area stretches 93 hectares along Lake Ontario and offers everything from swimming, biking, birding, picnicking and more!

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Devil's Punchbowl

One of the most amazing sites along the Niagara Escarpment, the Devil's Punchbowl is a 33.8-metre high waterfall, offering views of the many different rock layers through the escarpment.

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Dundas Valley

The valley's 1,200 hectares of Carolinian forests, fields, cold-water streams and stunning geological formations are home to an array of rare plants, birds and wildlife.

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Eramosa Karst

Filled with underground caves and streams, meadows and forests, the Eramosa Karst is one of the watershed's unique natural gems. The perfect location for a hike!

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Felkers' Falls

This escarpment area is forested and features the 20-metre ribbon waterfall, scenic vantage points and trails.

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Fifty Point

Located on Lake Ontario, the 80-hectare park offers superb marina facilities and is the place to be for a swim, family camping or a picnic for groups of any size.

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Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve

This unique area, was originally an abandoned quarry. The site was rehabilitated, resulting in the creation of a rare type of wetland, a fen and is the perfect spot for a hike!

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Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls

Located on the escarpment brow, the area is noted for its panoramas, and views to the forested depths of the gorge below. The area features two beautiful waterfalls: Webster and Tew Falls.

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Tiffany Falls

Considered a significant natural area, its bedrock exposures are considered an Earth Science Area of Regional Significance and features Tiffany Falls and Washboard Falls.

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Valens Lake

This 300-hectare area offers the feel of the north, right in your backyard and is a mecca for campers, anglers and outdoor lovers alike.

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Other Exciting Areas to Explore

Natural Areas

In addition to our larger conservation areas, HCA also offers 3,031 hectares of natural conservation areas.  Each area is unique, and is an excellent opportunity for getting out and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Westfield Heritage Village

Enjoy a leisurely day in the country as you stroll through over 35 historical buildings, including log buildings, one-room school house, railway station and more! Westfield offers many events from March to December, with highlights including the Maple Syrup Festival, Ice Cream Carnival, Halloween and Christmas.

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Wild Waterworks

Take summer poolside fun to the next level! Wild Waterworks offers one of Canada's largest outdoor wave pools, 4 tube slides, 2 body slides, an Eazy River and Little Squirt Works!

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