Blog: Fall in love with HCA

Fall in love with HCA

Posted October 13, 2017

Ah yes – there’s a crispness in the air, the leaves are changing colours and it’s the perfect weather to enjoy a walk outdoors. Fall is officially here! It’s time to strap on your boots, zip up your sweater and #ExploreHCA.

Whether you enjoy a challenging hike or casual walk through the park, Hamilton Conservation Authority offers many places to take in the fall foliage. Pack a camera and be sure to tag us in your photos on social media using the hashtag #ExploreHCA!


Dundas Valley

Take a leisurely stroll through the Dundas Valley. Enjoy the scenic views of the leaves. Our favourite spot to sit and take everything in is seated on the bench at Groundhog Hill, but there are many beautiful sites such as the Hermitage Ruins.


Westfield Heritage Village

If you enjoy history and want to feel like you’ve gone back in time, you’ll enjoy Westfield Heritage Village. Enjoy over 35 historical buildings across the 130-hectare site which are bordered by beautiful woodlands, meadows and trails.


Fifty Point Conservation Area

Fifty Point Conservation Area is located on Lake Ontario. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the crisp breeze of autumn air and watch for migrating waterfowl and pelagic (sea) birds.


Valens Lake Conservation Area

Do you consider yourself an all season outdoors adventurer? Valens Lake is perfect for you! It offers scenic views from the Valens boardwalk, fishing bridge and viewing point. They also offer year-round camping!

Confederation Beach Park

Visit Confederation Beach Park to take in the cool autumn breeze of Lake Ontario. Enjoy 4.2 km of Hamilton Beach Trail that connects to the Waterfront Trail.


Christie Lake Conservation Area

Want a place to do it all? At Christie Lake you can walk or bike 10 km of multi-use trails or take in the scenic views while fishing on the lake.


These conservation areas are exceptionally beautiful in the fall, but also wonderful all year-round! Get the most of Hamilton’s Conservation Areas with an HCA Membership Pass. Learn more about our pass program here. Happy Fall Everyone!

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